The gazette that declared Colombo and Greater Colombo as High-Security Zones had to be revoked by President Ranil Wickremesinghe as pressure was mounting from all corners.
The Diplomatic core in Colombo was not happy, The Human Rights Commission in Colombo said that such a declaration was a breach of fundamental rights. The officials were told by legal experts that
The declaration which was made under the Official Secrets Act of 1955 had issues with legality. The opposition and others became aware of the opinion that in order to declare high-security zones using the official secrets act emergency regulations and on the other hand using the official secrets act to declare high-security zones was in question.
A quick consultation with legal experts and opposition lawmakers resulted in a number of fundamental rights petitions.
Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Parliamentarian Sarath Fonseka and SJB MPs Harshana Rajakaruna and Mujibur Rahaman Promptly filed fundamental rights petitions As soon as President Ranil Wickremesinghe After his visit to Japan and the Philippines he placed his signature revoking the gazette that declared the high-security zone.