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Police had fired tear gas on around 500 protesting fishermen in the Uppukulam area in Mannar this afternoon

The area fishermen had protested against fishermen from Vetithalathiwu who have been engaged in fishing in the Oppukulam area urging authorities to send them back.

The protestors also protested against the court order which was issued by the Mannar Magistrate’s Court last Friday, ordering the arrest of 16 fishermen.6 policemen including HQIs of Mannar and Vavuniya have been injured during the ensuing clashes, the Police have arrested 17 protesting fishermen, our correspondent said. 

The Mannar magistrate court will not function tommorrow due to the damage incured to the premises.


( Pix and tex by Romesh Madushanka)








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  • Duchee Wednesday, 18 July 2012 09:58 AM

    Police top brass in action

    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 18 July 2012 04:41 PM

    Thank you Rishard Badurdeen. Ideal time to creat another situation. Losers!

    Bushel Wednesday, 18 July 2012 10:13 AM

    Police has to carefully handle without leaving room for human right issiues


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