Sri Lanka has become a police state today, alleged opposition leader Sajith Premadasa.
Repression, threats, harassment and assault have become the order of the day, although issues should be dealt with through discussion, understanding and consensus, he said.
Premadasa was speaking at the handover of smart classroom equipment to J.R.S. Almeida College in Athuraliya, Matara.
Referring to the police crackdown on the SJB’s protest in Colombo, the opposition leader said denial of basic rights as shown that day points to the existence of an authoritarian regime with no regard for democracy.