Sri Lanka holds protests in 150 local council areas today against UN resolution

Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma said that protest demonstrations would be held today in 150 local council areas island wide against the resolution that is to be moved in the UN Human Rights Council session that starts today.

Accordingly, protest demonstrations will be held today at 3 p.m. in Colombo and Matara Municipal Councils and some other local councils, the Minister said. Protests before Avissawella, Badulla and several other local councils are to be held at 10 a.m.

The Minister highlighted the need to join the protests irrespective of party and other petty differences since the resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council session was a national threat.

Meanwhile security measures have been heightened in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo where the main demonstration will be held at the Fort Railway Station as thousands are expected to flock to the city.

The police said additional police officers and security personnel have been deployed to prevent any violence and ensure the protests are held peacefully.

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