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TNA MPs face court cases for participating in a rally

2010-08-23
The Hatankudu Police has filed a case against three TNA MPs, provincial councilor, and head of the Unemployed Graduates Union for organizing and participating in a protest march in Batticaloa on August 11 against the unemployed graduates in the East.

The case has been filed by the police before the Batticaloa Magistrate claiming the protest had been organized without receiving the required permission. The court has asked TNA MPs P. Ariyanenthran, P. Selvaraja, S. Yogeswaran, provincial councilor Thurairatnam and Unemployed Graduates Association
Head to be present in court when the case is to be taken up on September 4.

TNA MP P. Ariyanenthran said that since the Emergency Regulations pertaining to protests have been removed, there were no barriers to hold protests in the country.

http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_08_23_005.html

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