Police fire tear gas at Puttalam-Negombo protestors

Police fire tear gas at Puttalam-Negombo protestors

Police fire tear gas at Puttalam-Negombo protestors

Written by Tharushan Fernando

02 Dec, 2016 | 8:30 pm

Police have fired tear gas to disperse those who were demonstrating by obstructing the train tracks leading to Puttalam and the Negombo – Colombo Main Road.

Police said that it resorted to this action as the demonstrators defied court orders to disperse.

Three-wheeler drivers were engaged in the demonstration on the tracks and on the main road for over ten hours.

They were protesting against the fines imposed for traffic offences.

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