For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Tuesday, 07 September 2010
Buses traveling from various parts of the country to Colombo today have been stopped by the police and are being unnecessarily checked say our reporters. As a result even those who go on excursions and pleasure trips have been harassed and confronted with serious issues they point out.
A number of temporary police barricades have been erected on Galle road, Kandy road, High-level road, Negombo road and Horana road which are the main roads leading to Colombo. According to our reporters barricades have been set up one at each kilometer.
Meanwhile, several buses carrying people travelling to participate at the agitation organized by the JVP in Colombo today have been stopped by the police. The police have threatened owners of buses that have arrived from Anuradhapura, Bakamoona, Polonnaruwa, Galle, Matara, Akuressa and Hakmana and had turned them back.
Our reporters say senior police officers of many police stations in the island have been deployed for this operation.