Protesters arrested near Finance Ministry granted bail
The twenty-one protesters arrested this morning by police for obstructing two entrances of the Finance Ministry in Colombo, have been granted bail by the Fort Magistrate.
They had been engaged in a protest this morning (20) blocking the entrance to the Ministry of Finance while the protesters had also erected tents near the entryway.
The Police Media Unit said that this had resulted in officials of the Finance Ministry, Presidential Secretariat and the Treasury facing various difficulties in reporting for duties and essential services.
They had blocked the area for traffic from near the Lotus Road in Colombo Fort all the way up to the Finance Ministry entrance.