Police use teargas to disperse Mannar protest, three policemen injured

Tear Gas - Lanka Protest

The Mannar police used tear gas to disperse protesters who attacked Police personnel and the court complex in Mannar with stones a short while ago. Over 500 protesters gathered in front of the Mannar town against the court order which was issued by the Mannar Magistrate’s Court last Friday, for the arrest of 16 fishermen.

Speaking to Ada Derana Police Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said that police were compelled to use tear gas to disperse the protestors who had resorted to pelt stones at police and the court complex.

Three policemen have been injured, he added.


Courtesy: Ada Derana