Embilipitiya protesters demonstrate against death of youth in brawl

Embilipitiya protesters demonstrate against death of youth in brawl

Embilipitiya protesters demonstrate against death of youth in brawl

Written by Tharushan Fernando

07 Jan, 2016 | 12:18 pm

A protest got underway in Embilitiya on Jan. 7 voicing opposition against the death of a youth who was hospitalised after sustaining severe injuries from  falling off a building in a clash earlier this week.

The protest was aunnched near the Clock Tower Junction in Embilitiya, disrupting vehicular movement along nearby roads.

Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the said individual had jumped off the third floor of a building during the brawl on Jan. 5. The brawl had broken out at a party when police had intervened to control a tense situation. Four police officers and one civilian sustained injuries in the incident.

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