The Mallakam Magistrate has issued an order preventing protests being staged in Chunnakam for 14 days with effect from today.
Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that the court order was issued after the police received information that a protest was going to be staged in the area over the rape and murder of a school girl in Kayts recently.
Gunasekera said that the court order was issued on Murugan Kumaravel, the President of an organisation based in the North which was to stage the protest.
A similar court ban had been issued on Saturday against protests being staged in the Jaffna town. (Colombo Gazette)