Demonstration spurs tense situation opposite Sirikotha (WATCH REPORT)

Demonstration spurs tense situation opposite Sirikotha (WATCH REPORT)

Written by Staff Writer

24 Dec, 2014 | 9:19 pm

A tense situation flared opposite the UNP Headquarters, Sirikotha on Wednesday afternoon during a protest organised by the Patriotic National Movement. The demonstration was organised under the theme “Condemn Ranil and Maithri’s rogue agreement to divide the country”.

While the demonstration was underway outside Sirikotha, a group of education professionals were meeting inside the building.
Those within the premises protested against the demonstration staged by the Patriotic National Movement. As the situation escalated quickly  police officers and riot police had to be brought in to quell the situation.

The Police Media Spokesperson’s Office stated that two persons sustained minor injuries which did not require hospitalisation.

The shrine housing a statue of Lord Buddha at Sirikotha was damaged in the incident while a three wheeler and other property were also damaged.

The Police Media Spokesperson says the Colombo Crimes Division has initiated investigations into the incident and that they are following up on CCTV footage of the incident.

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