Tense situation in Chilaw: One arrested, police curfew till 4am tomorrow

Tense situation in Chilaw: One arrested, police curfew till 4am tomorrow

Written by Staff Writer

12 May, 2019 | 10:04 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Police curfew was imposed in Chilaw this afternoon in order to control an uproar this morning (May 12).

Speaking on the matter Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the situation had erupted as a result of an escalated argument between two people over a post on Facebook. He said that the argument had caused area residents from gathering opposite a store owned by one of the two men and had started behaving in an unruly manner. The argument was the result of a comment made by the shop owner on the said post.

Gunasekara continued to say that the person responsible for posting this comment was arrested by the police and stated that the law will be enacted against him based on emergency regulations. He added that due to the normalcy of the area following the incident that they recommended that the curfew planned to be lifted at 6.00 am be removed by 4.00 am.

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