Eighty injured and seven shot in Aluthgama and Beruwala tensions

Eighty injured and seven shot in Aluthgama and Beruwala tensions

Written by News 1st

16 Jun, 2014 | 6:33 am

Eighty individuals have been injured in the tense situation that arose in the Beruwala and Aluthgama areas on Sunday evening. The injured have been sent to the Kalutara Base Hospital, the Beruwala District Hospital, the Government Hospital in Dharga town and the Aluthgama Rural Hospital.

A spokeswoman of the Kalutara Base Hospital stated that 36 persons, including the seven who were shot, were receiving treatment at the hospital.

Seven individuals, including a police officer, have been admitted to Beruwala District Hospital.

A spokeswoman of the Government Hospital of the Dharga town stated that two persons are currently receiving treatment.

Ten individuals, including a member of the Special Task Force, were admitted to the Aluthgama Rural Village Hospital, while eight of them were later transferred to the Kalutara Base Hospital. A spokeswoman of the hospital stated that two of them had left after receiving treatment.

Tense situation in Aluthgama captured  (Video)

Meanwhile, the police curfew that was imposed on the Beruwala and Aluthgama police divisions is still in effect.


Police Media Spokesperson, SSP Ajith Rohana stated that the police curfew will be in effect until further notice.

News1st received footage from our correspondents in the Aluthgama area of the situation there earlier Sunday.


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