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12 June 2014 03:32 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Police fired tear gas on a group of people who were protesting over an alleged assault in Aluthgama on the Galle--Colombo Road this evening, police said.

Traffic jams were also reported in the area after the protesters blocked the road to protest an alleged assault on a Buddhist monk and his driver which had taken place yesterday near the Kurunduwatta Vivekaramaya in Pathirajaewela, Dharga Town.

Protesters said no one had been arrested in connection with the assault. However three people were arrested in connection with the tense situation that prevailed on the road.  

Ministers Kumara Welgama and Rohitha Abeyagunawardene visited the scene in an attempt to sort out matters. Mr. Welagama’s vehicle was reportedly stoned by the angry crowd and damaged.(Sarath Siriwardana)

  Comments - 4

  • Peter Thursday, 12 June 2014 09:05 PM

    Violence & murders a daily occurrence. No rule of law.The pack of cards are going to come down very soon.

    Fair N Square Friday, 13 June 2014 12:58 AM

    My hats off to who ever assaulted ...He will set flame to this country via the funds of Norway, who tried to fund the Tiger to no use... and when it happens we will be in a DEEPER Hole for a longer time with so much at stake..

    Chaminda Friday, 13 June 2014 03:09 PM

    Why do Police arrest the people who assaulted the monk arrest & Punish the people who protest againt it..LOL via DM Android App

    jan chandra Saturday, 14 June 2014 06:07 AM

    The unrest is sad but it is not different to any other country.

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