Kalpitiya Police OIC temporarily transferred

Kalpitiya Police OIC temporarily transferred

Kalpitiya Police OIC temporarily transferred

Written by Staff Writer

22 Oct, 2016 | 2:52 pm

The officer in-charge of the Kalpitiya Police station has been temporarily transferred to the Puttalam Police Station.

The Deputy Inspector General in charge of the area said that the transfer was made following the clash that erupted between two groups of fishermen following a demonstration staged in Kalpitiya on Friday, October 21.

Six persons were injured during the clash. The demonstrators had set two vehicles ablaze. A group of fishermen began the protest on Thursday against the use of illegal equipment for fishing activities.

Tensions erupted in the area after the demonstrators were attacked by another group of fishermen. The Police Special Task Force was deployed to quell the clashes.

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