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Hirunika Premachandra arrested

Former MP and the national organizer of the Samagi Vanitha Balavegaya (SVB), Hirunika Premachandra has been arrested following a protest in Colombo.

The Samagi Vanitha Balawegaya had engaged in a demonstration calling to end violence against women in view of “the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women” which is commemorated in November.

Speaking to the media, former MP Hirunika Premachandra said that a stage play-based demonstration had been organized to be conducted in front of the UN Office in Colombo today to highlight incidents of violence against women in Sri Lanka.

She said, however, the Police had blocked their protest march, which commenced from Independence Square, near the President’s private residence in Colombo 07.

The Police had also arrested two of the demonstrators, which had resulted in a tense situation.

Thereafter, the remaining protesters, including Hirunika Premachandra, launched a fresh protest in front of the Cinnamon Gardens Police, calling on all the protesters to be arrested together.

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