The opposition claims the government is not enforcing health guidelines proportionately or equally.
Speaking in Parliament, Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahuman said health regulations were enforced differently at the football championship held in Colombo and the Test cricket series currently underway in Galle.
MP Mujibur Rahuman said the Director General of Health Services issued a new set of regulations last week, two days prior to the protest organized by the opposition.
The MP said the regulations state sports events can take place without spectators.
MP Rahuman claimed on the day of the protest the Inspector General of Police had issued circulars and buses with over 50 passengers were stopped at each boundary.
He added Minister of Sports Namal Rajapaksa also stated that the conduct of protests and public gatherings will lead to the spread of COVID-19.
MP Rahuman said however last Friday the final of the Mahinda Rajapaksa Football Championship was held at Racecourse grounds with the participation of 5,000 spectators.
He added the match was held opposite the Cinnamon Gardens Police, claiming however the relevant regulations were not enforced.
The MP noted no spectators were allowed at the match underway today between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Galle International Cricket Stadium.
He questioned why two separate laws are being enforced in the country.
In response State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Sudarshini Fernandopulle said the question was not relevant to the topic, which is about a building in Kalubowila.