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Buddhist Monks who were on hunger protest for the release of Sarath Fonseka was removed
[ Tuesday, 06 April 2010, 01:58.41 AM GMT +05:30 ]
National Bhikku Front Buddhist monks who were on a hunger protest in front of the Colombo Fort Railway station demanding the release of former Military Commander General Sarath Fonseka, was forcibly removed by the police today afternoon.

Large quantity of police officers arrived to the location, but those who had attired in civil clothes took the monks in a van was stated. The hunger protest which commenced last Friday turned out to be starvation unto death from yesterday for which the Buddhist monks had decided is according to sources. The temporary sheds used by the monks for their protest too had been removed by the police.

The Court queried who had forcibly removed the Buddhist monks who were on a hunger protest demanding the release of General Sarath Fonseka. Colombo District Court ordered the police division to submit a report about who had arrested the Buddhist Bhikkus who were on a hunger protest near the Colombo Railway station and on which law they were arrested. A report consisting with such details should be submitted to the courts by the police was the order given by the Colombo District court.

An Attorney who had filed a petition in support of the Buddhist Bhikkus had mentioned the freedom people acquired through political constitution is impounded by police division by illegally functioning. According to sources some armed men had forcibility taken the Buddhist Bhikkus to another place. The police division had informed in courts, that some Buddhist Bhiikus caused inconvenience to the public by staging a hunger protest near the Colombo Railway station.

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