Demonstrations cannot be banned – Director of Health Services

Director General of Health Services Anil Jasinghe said the protesters could not be barred from participating in the protests if they followed health guidelines.

He further stated that the right to participate in the demonstrations is a democratic right and that this right should be given to the people of Sri Lanka in the event of an epidemic.

He said protesters should be allowed to participate in the protest if they follow health guidelines such as wearing a mask and following social exclusion.

Anil Jasinghe also said that while they do not encourage large crowds to gather, they can use a certain number of people for demonstrations.