Former Minister and MP Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that legal action would be taken against the Municipal Commissioner of Ratnapura for refusing to allow the Joint Opposition rally to be held at the Seevali grounds on October 8.

Addressing a media briefing in Colombo on Friday (7), Wanniarachchi said legal action would be taken after the rally.

Earlier, Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne had denied allegations that the authorities had refused to release the grounds for the meeting to be held.

Wanniarachchi responding to Seneviratne’s statement claimed said that the Commissioner had refused permission to hold the Joint Opposition rally at the Seevali grounds despite repeated requests.