CTU General Secretary and several others sent to be quarantined

The General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) Joseph Stalin and several others who were arrested for staging a demonstration in Battaramulla, in violation of  the quarantine laws, were sent to a quarantine facility today after being released on bail.

Stalin and the others who were to be taken to a quarantine facility refused to go resulting in a tense situation outside the court premises in Colombo.

However, they were subsequently taken to be quarantined for 14 days.

Stalin led a protest against the Government on Parliament road today resulting in the Police arresting 30 of the protesters.

They were produced in court and released on bail and were taken to be quarantined.

Protests have been banned in Sri Lanka by the Ministry of Health as a result of the coronavirus. (Colombo Gazette)