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)