Gov to sue Aragalaya activists for damages to Galle Face

Minister Prasanna Ranatunge says the government will take legal action against the protestors at Galle Face Green to claim damages for the vandalism and destruction of property at the location.

According to Raantunge, a group has filed a case claiming ownership to the land the protest was held on and the government will in return take legal action against them seeking compensation for the damages caused to the place. He said no one can illegally occupy state land and the protestors were removed according to the law of the country.

The Minister of Urban Development says he has already instructed officials to prepare estimates of the damages caused to begin the legal process.