The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) stressed that the provisions of the Police Ordinance should not be used in violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
The HRCSL said this by issuing a statement regarding a complaint filed by trade unions and activists that the police had illegally informed them to obtain permission for the peaceful march to be held today (02).
The HRCSL pointed out that the Constitution is the supreme law of the country and that if any fundamental rights are violated, it may lead to serious consequences.
The statement reiterated that the police should focus on the recommendations submitted by the HRCSL to the Minister of Public Security on October 28.
The Commission further said that it would deploy a team of officials to monitor the march today.