Notices issued to Mattala airport protesters

Notices issued to Mattala airport protesters

September 3, 2015   03:07 pm

The Tissamaharama Magistrate’s Court on Thursday (03) issued notices on several persons including the former Chairman of the Lunugamwehera Pradeshiya Sabha for allegedly being a part of a protest held outside the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport yesterday.

Ada Derana reporter said that the suspects have been asked to appear before the Magistrate on several charges including unlawful assembly.

The protest was staged near the Mattala Airport, blocking lorries from entering the premises. One lorry carrying paddy stocks, which were to be stored at an unused section of the airport, had entered the premises, however, protesters had prevented two more lorries from entering. 

The protesters argued that using the international airport to store paddy cannot be allowed and that it should not be used for such a purpose.

The case will be heard again on August 04.

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