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A total of 45 persons including a female who engaged in the yesterday's protest near the President's residence in Mirihana have been arrested, police said.

Several journalists who were covering the incident were also taken into the custody.

Nearly 50 persons including police, STF and journalists were hospitalized after being injured during the protest.

Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said several vehicles including an army bus, jeep, three-wheeler, two traffic motorcycles were also set on fire during the protest. 

He said the arrested would be produced before the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)


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  • Lion Friday, 01 April 2022 07:54 AM

    Release these people, you won’t be able to control them ,just arresting them

    Mahi Friday, 01 April 2022 08:05 AM

    I quite agree with you they protested in sheer desparation, and the worst Govt.since Independence. - Win.

    Priyantha77 Friday, 01 April 2022 08:00 AM

    We support peaceful protests. But don't be violent, if so our genuine protest will be diluted

    Cisco Friday, 01 April 2022 11:14 AM

    Fully agreed

    Gihan Friday, 01 April 2022 11:17 AM

    Time for people to visit mirihana police and take the protestors

    Senerath Bandara Friday, 01 April 2022 12:10 PM

    guys, with these actions SL will be ruined. Just imagine what happened in 71, 83 and 88. Country suffered a lot. Riots won’t bring anything. This government alone can’t do this what’s happening today. The policies after 77 led to this. In 2018 then Central bank governor under Yahapalanaya said this. But COVID fast tracked the inevitable and it’s happening right now. If a new lot comes, do you think we will get dollars and new power plants? Sampur power plant was stopped by MS and Yahapalanaya. That 400 MW would have solved this problem. Even he is kids have faults, MR cleared all objections and make Coal power plant and upper Kotmale power plant. Otherwise this would have come much earlier. Every 3 or 4 years, you need to add more Mw power to the grid as demand grows.

    Aquarius Friday, 01 April 2022 12:33 PM

    They are good at arresting innocent people voicing their grievances but specialists on releasing murderers.

    govt is behind Friday, 01 April 2022 03:11 PM

    The extremists are the president and his family

    Cheers Friday, 01 April 2022 03:21 PM

    This shows the education level unp,jvp,sjb they don't know what is peaceful protest only ginithiyanda and tyre piers


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