Police used water cannons to disperse a group of protesters who attempted to forcibly enter the Kuragala archeological site in Balangoda a short while ago.
Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told Daily Mirror the protest was organized by the Sihala Raavaya organisation. Although an enjoining order had been issued against holding the protest by the Balangoda Magistrate Courts, the protestors had violated the order and attempted to enter the site by force.
“We have used water pressure to disperse the protestors. None have been injured and no arrests have been made so far,” he said while adding however, further investigations are continuing in order to arrest the organizers who violated the court order. (Lakna Paranamanna)