More hartals staged in several parts of Sri Lanka

More hartals staged in several parts of Sri Lanka

Written by Bella Dalima

19 Jun, 2014 | 9:45 pm

The hartals staged in several parts of the island against the incidents that took place in Aluthgama and Beruwala.

A large number of shops remained closed in the Batticaloa, Ampara and Trincomalee districts on Thursday, according to our correspondents in the areas. Public transport services also came to a standstill.

Several hartals were also staged in Northern, Southern, Northwestern, Western and Central provinces.

According to the police, 47 individuals have been arrested in connection to the incidents that occurred in Aluthgama and Beruwela.

Investigations have also been launched to arrest around 50 others who are believed to have been involved in acts of violence.

Meanwhile, views on the incidents that occurred in Aluthgama and Beruwela were expressed during the cabinet media briefing held Thursday.

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