Tense situation at Thabuththegma

Police car

A tense situation was reported in Thabuththegma a short while ago following a protest carried out by a group of farmers.

The protest was launched against granting permission to a Chinese bottled water company to utilize the Rajanganaya Wewa, which is supplying water to 17,000 acres of cultivations.

It was reported that the protesters had thrown stones at the Police Station of Thabuththegama and the Police had fired tear gas in return to disperse the protesting farmers.