The Vavuniya Police OIC had intervened and stopped a Protest Rally organized by the Vavuniya Traders’ Association. The Organization had arranged for a protest to be held against the sexual abuse of Chaya of Kotadeniya and other sexual violence against women and children. But on the eve of the protest, the OIC had phoned the Chairman of the Association and asked him abandoned the protest as the culprit had been arrested by the police.
Earlier, when the same association organized a rally against the rape & murder of Vidya, the chairman, of the association was arrested and released on bail.
The chairman expressed his dissatisfaction over not being able to hold even a peaceful protest against serious crimes.