The group of Bhikkus who commenced a fast from the 3rd to secure the release of Gen. Fonseka who is detained at the Navy Headquarters were dispersed by the Police this afternoon (5).
By the use of the Police Force the place where the Bhikkus were staging the fast was cleared and the hut in which they were, was also destroyed.
On the first day of the fast , the Police had arrived on the scene and had removed the roof of the stage alleging that it was obstructing the traffic. The Police said they did that with the permission received from the Courts.
At many places where the protests were staged by the public in the recent past , the Police had attacked them.