The protest, which had been going on peacefully for more than a month at the Galle Face Green by the people, was attacked on May 9 by a group of supporters of then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and led by a group of leaders of the SLPP.
Eight days have passed since the attack, but only one person has been arrested so far. He is also a minor employee of the Moratuwa Municipal Council.
But nearly 400 protesters who have fought back in response to the attack have already been arrested.
Society is also pressing for the law to be enforced against the perpetrators and the thugs who carried out the attack. In that situation, the new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has assigned his party’s Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene to look into the matter.
According to reports, Ruwan Wijewardene also inquired about this on a daily basis but to no avail.
There is a power here that is preventing the arrest of the people involved and the question is who he is. Sources said that the life expectancy of the new government will depend on the control of the person who prevents these arrests. This is because the way in which the law of the land is being enforced is being shamelessly exposed to all the people of the country through this incident.