The Chilaw Additional District Judge has ordered that no demonstrations or protest marches could be carried out near the Munneswaram Devalaya in Chilaw between August 13 and 22.
Judge K.K. Liyanage made the order based on a request by the Chilaw Police.
According to reports rumours were being spread that the Devalaya has organised its animal sacrifice ritual on the August 21 and that some people were planning to hold a protest in the vicinity of the Devalaya.
However, the Munneswaram Devalaya trustees had earlier announced that they were not organising any such ritual this year. (Jude Samantha)