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The Colombo Fort Magistrate orders video footage of the protests launched CEB workers to be produced in courts.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne ordered the heads of television channels that televised video footage of the protests launched by the Joint Trade Union Association of the Ceylon Electricity Board, to produce the unedited versions in court. Thereby, Rupavahini, ITN, Sirasa TV, Derana TV and all television stations were ordered to submit their recordings. The magistrate made this order when the OIC of the Slave Island police explained before court that the chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board was held in his office and not allowed to leave. Appearing before court, Police Inspector Nalaka Gunasekara said that the court rulings that were announced were relayed over loud speakers and the CEB's public address system. They were also pasted on all floors and photocopies were distributed. He proved in court with photographs how the protestors continued their protest disregarding the court rulings. The magistrate ordered the Slave Island police to take into custody those responsible and produce them before courts.