A court order was issued on Tuesday (30 Jan.), preventing the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) from inconveniencing the public during its political rally due to be held later today.

The relevant order was issued by the Colombo Chief Magistrate against SJB Leader Sajith Premadasa, SJB General Secretary MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara, former MP Mujibur Rahman and several others.

As per the court order, the respondents are prevented from inconveniencing the public and pedestrians in several areas within the Maligawatte police area.

The SJB is scheduled to hold a political rally this afternoon, marking the launch of party leader Sajith Premadasa’s presidential campaign themed ‘Wenasak Hadana Wasarak’ (‘A year for change’).

All SJB leaders, together with its allies, are expected to participate in the rally.