The Court order was issued by the Chief Magistrate, Lal Ranasinghe Bandara.
Three groups, the Aesthetics University Student Federation, the Government Nurses Association and the Inter University Bhikku Federation were planning to stage three protests for and against SAITM in the
Cinnamon Gardens Police area. Therefore the intelligence units had informed Court of the possibility of these protests creating unrest in the city, which could affect public peace.
The Chief Magistrate, taking these security concerns into consideration, issued the Court order banning all protests today.