Police use tear gas to disperse protest by disabled soldiers

A disabled Sri Lankan Army person rests during a Victory Day parade rehearsal in Colombo on May 16, 2012. Sri Lanka celebrates War Heroes Week with a military parade scheduled for May 19. The parade celebrates the third anniversary of the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, ending a 37-year long separatist conflict. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/GettyImages)

The police used tear gas to disperse a protest by disabled soldiers near the Presidential Secretariat today.

The  disabled soldiers were protesting calling for their demands over the pension scheme to be addressed and the Government had assured that their demands will be met from next February.

However as the protest continued today the police sought a court order to stop the protest.

The court refused to issue the order and told the police to use their powers to stop the protest if the protest disrupts normal activities in the area.

The protest was later called off after the Government reassured that their demands will be met. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. Ranil failed for the 3rd time! what a surprise! A military coup will happen and it will be repeat of the 1960’s coup but this i hope it will succeed

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