The police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a group of monks, who are members of the Ravana Balaya, who attempted to forcefully enter the Presidential Secretariat today.
The monks were present at a protest march organized by the disabled soldiers demanding for a pension.
Several disabled soldiers in the vicinity were also affected by the tear gas.
The Lotus Road from Galle Face in Colombo is closed temporarily because of a protest march.
Video by Buddhi, Chamilka, Indika Sri Aravinda
Video by Chamilka and Danushka
DHA Monday, 07 November 2016 01:20 PM
What ????? common cops what were you'll thinking for heaven's sake they are disable soldiers.....what a shame.....country is in crisis and our President is in India taking about anti fags....its time our Hon. President said goodbye and remained in India....
ANTON Monday, 07 November 2016 01:29 PM
THEY WERE FURTHER DISABLED........
Nelaka Monday, 07 November 2016 01:41 PM
ගති ගුන අතින් අපි තවමත් වනන්තරේ
Haramanis Monday, 07 November 2016 01:42 PM
The ultimate insult delivered under yahapalanya
Missaka Monday, 07 November 2016 02:18 PM
Ridiculous, disgusting work by Yahapaalanaya!
Sure Monday, 07 November 2016 02:21 PM
People act like Hooligans and expect to be treated like humans. Total respect to those who have lost a lot in the war but there are methods to dealing with such issues.
Silva Monday, 07 November 2016 02:22 PM
The beginning of the end?
FF Tuesday, 08 November 2016 09:13 AM
They do not look disabled. They walk and run!The honest will be a few.
Karen Wednesday, 09 November 2016 10:17 AM
according to the defence secretary they are discussing the issue with representatives from the disabled soldiers...the monks have nothing to do.. must be an easy life to just wear a robe, live on welfare and have no rules to follow.
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