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UPDATE - One dead, 24 injured from gunshot injuries as protestors and police clash in Rambukkana

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One person has died and 24 people were injured from gunshot injuries after protestors and police clashed in Rambukkana this afternoon.

Eight policemen are also injured, police said. 

Videos surfacing from the ground showed protestors carrying the wounded and rushing them to the hospital, with one protestor alleging that the police were to blame for it. 

Following this, protestors have now surrounded the Rambukkana Police Station and are hurling stones at the building.

Earlier in the afternoon, police had shot tear gas on the protestors to disperse them after they were protesting for 15 hours against the fuel price hike.

 

 

 


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  • joshua Tuesday, 19 April 2022 06:43 PM

    Yeah, give it back to the police who killed a protestor. They need to be stoned

    Name the cop who pulled the trigger Tuesday, 19 April 2022 06:44 PM

    Who gave the Police to Shoot and kill? They are trying their level best to SUPPRESS

    Pundit Tuesday, 19 April 2022 06:54 PM

    The Government's wise move?

    ANTON Tuesday, 19 April 2022 06:55 PM

    SHAME ON YOU POLICE , THOSE INNOCENT YOUNGSTERS FOUGHT FOR ALL OF US INCLUDING YOU AND ME.

    ANTON Tuesday, 19 April 2022 06:57 PM

    RAMBUKKANA POLICE WILL HAVE TO SUFFER SOON.

    ANTON Tuesday, 19 April 2022 07:01 PM

    FINALLY THEY GOT BULLETS INSTEAD OF FUEL.

    Mahesh Tuesday, 19 April 2022 07:05 PM

    Future government should punish all these police officers and who ever gave them orders to shoot. Pissa should resign soon with his family government. Imf should not give a single dollar for hr violating government like this one.

    sam Tuesday, 19 April 2022 07:06 PM

    Good start

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 19 April 2022 07:09 PM

    Whole country should unite and walk in to catch the President.

    sara Tuesday, 19 April 2022 07:14 PM

    looks like protests turn into PHASE II, no supprise , expected this would happened if govt has not resigned in time

    Gota papa Tuesday, 19 April 2022 07:19 PM

    We will come after you gota! No mercy! Karma for all your generations!!!!

    Lanka Tuesday, 19 April 2022 10:25 PM

    Where's Human Rights?

    Ranaweera Tuesday, 19 April 2022 10:55 PM

    Yes Sam, as you know Patali and crowd wants it. More of this is likely.

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 19 April 2022 10:56 PM

    What the hell is this. LTTE were million times better than these terrorist government and corrupt officials

    Prema Tuesday, 19 April 2022 10:56 PM

    When the motive turned awry, the police actions regarding same however, appreciable. Same way the KILLER R. PREMADASA acted in 1988-1989 period.

    Jude Tuesday, 19 April 2022 11:03 PM

    මර්දනය වර්ධනය වෙයිද දිවයින පුරා!???

    Manage Tuesday, 19 April 2022 11:09 PM

    In 2009, one mullivaikkai, in 2022 whole srilanka has become so called mullivaikkal. No one cannot escape from Karma.

    roobarbie Tuesday, 19 April 2022 11:38 PM

    Rathupaswala all over again. passa raja murderers!

    Anthony. R Wednesday, 20 April 2022 12:14 AM

    A democratic right of the people, to be Silenced with a Bullet ? No this shouldn't have happened, Police Cheif awaiting your answer. On Who's order's have you Killed an innocent Humanbeing. Shame on you.

    DHA Wednesday, 20 April 2022 12:29 AM

    All this time the protests were conducted in a very peaceful manner now they are sending thugs to create violence, political parties pls stay out of these protest.

    Neil Wednesday, 20 April 2022 01:53 AM

    Gota will have to pay the price soon. He will face the same consequence. Also all Rajapaksas.

    Ethirveerasingam Wednesday, 20 April 2022 02:33 AM

    When a society does not face a real or imagined threat from another it splits apart. The Buddhist Sinhala people and the Mahanayakas can bring spiritual peace to the Sinhala Buddhist and let economists and enlightened society find practical solution to the problems.

    Nadaal Wednesday, 20 April 2022 02:49 AM

    Why did not police use rubber bullets instead of live rounds. Against unarmed protesters they shuld resort to max force as a last resort only. Shame on who ever ordered to shoot. Police personal must keep in mind that the masses are suffering.

    Punchi Wednesday, 20 April 2022 02:54 AM

    Put on a show convict the culprit then pardon him

    rasa thiyagalingam Wednesday, 20 April 2022 04:04 AM

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN 30 years same thing happened in northern SRILANKA now it started in South god bless Srilanka

    Hooli Gun Wednesday, 20 April 2022 04:17 AM

    Maintain discipline . Rest will fall in line.

    Suresh Wednesday, 20 April 2022 04:39 AM

    Frustrated youngsters have the guts to protest against the corrupt and insensitive Govt. Police action is only making it worse.

    M Fernando Wednesday, 20 April 2022 05:27 AM

    Goodbye IMF.. It was nice knowing you even for such a few days !

    Andrew Silva Wednesday, 20 April 2022 05:27 AM

    Who gave the orders to carry guns with live ammunition. Now the IGP can call the Army to help them. This is the Rajapaksha goal to keep the stolen money. Be ware young people the second phase is near.

    Lawyer Wednesday, 20 April 2022 05:31 AM

    Don't the shoot in the sir as a warning? Or are the bullets too expensive to waste that way?

    Lawyer Wednesday, 20 April 2022 05:31 AM

    Don't the shoot in the sir as a warning? Or are the bullets too expensive to waste that way?

    Jerome Wednesday, 20 April 2022 05:45 AM

    Sri Lankan Democracy

    Felicia Pieris Wednesday, 20 April 2022 05:51 AM

    Send Pohottuwa to jail. Biggest terrorists in the world.

    Thamara Kadochagan Wednesday, 20 April 2022 05:52 AM

    Innocent lives have to be lost because of this good for nothing parasitic clan wants to cling on Power. Whoever comes to power next time should bring the corrupt army, police and Judges who embolden the politicians of Srilanka to kill and silence people with impunity.

    Leon Josepg Wednesday, 20 April 2022 05:53 AM

    The police story does not sound rational explanation at all. No warning shots were heard in clips shown in the social media. In any event why was order not given to shot below the knee. Injuiries to victims indicate intention to kill.... God. Almighty will punish the murderer and the person who gave the order to shoot. RIP for the sole lost. ( Rest in Peace) RIP for the OLD, BAD AND THE UGLY rulers - REJECTION IN PROGRESS.....

    jan Wednesday, 20 April 2022 05:56 AM

    RRSIGN BIGGEST TSUNAMI THIEF MAHINDA N ALL RAJAPAKSHAS FAMILIES IMMEDIATELY TO RESTORE PEACE IN SRILANKA

    Where is the Democracy Wednesday, 20 April 2022 08:40 AM

    On whose orders did they shoot and how dare they. The LTTE worked with more cause but this is pure mafia tactics to frighten the people. The IMF and the UN should have a strict rule that NO aid will be given financial or otherwise - until this GOVT leaves. India and China need to take the same stand... Rather than sitting back and watching innocent lives lost. If NOT there will be mass riots very soon.

    Lumbini Wednesday, 20 April 2022 09:22 AM

    Those responsible for this killing must be brought to justice.

    Truth (Atha katha) Wednesday, 20 April 2022 09:22 AM

    I went through the whole story yesterday and got to know that the protest was only started when the load of Fuel had arrived at the Fuel Station and it was diverted to be unloaded on the following day as because the price increase was done. its initially the wrong decision made to gain more profit where the protesters were waiting in the queue from morning.

    Mark Baba Wednesday, 20 April 2022 09:25 AM

    If Gota is trying to play his old drama, sorry to say his life and his brothers lives are in risk in the near future.

    J.M. Ariyapala Wednesday, 20 April 2022 09:27 AM

    IGP, even Rambukana Police officers were transferred to any other Police Stations, for sure our guys will search them and deal with them.

    Ha Ha Wednesday, 20 April 2022 09:30 AM

    IMF will not give you money to enjoy cheap fuel. Learn to cut the cloth according to size

    Prof. J.M. Wijesinghe Wednesday, 20 April 2022 09:31 AM

    If Gota won't take any actions on reducing the prices of Fuel, LP Gas, Milk Powder and all essential foodstuffs, more and more protests will take place all over the island and more lives from the defense force and Ministers and Ex-ministers are subjected.

    Kamal Bolawansa Wednesday, 20 April 2022 09:33 AM

    Gota by your stubborn act don't lose your brother Mahinda by a heart attack. You better step down now.

    K.M.H. Mohammed Wednesday, 20 April 2022 09:35 AM

    Mr. President instruct your IGP to remove the Police Station at Rambukana as it will be surely demolished by the protestors within this week.

    Duggy Gunapala (Kiris Piya) Wednesday, 20 April 2022 09:37 AM

    Not only one life, there are three in the Hospital fighting for their life, so the riots will surely start from Rambukana and lead to President's house and Temple trees.

    Victor KKM Wednesday, 20 April 2022 09:39 AM

    Gota, this time you cannot escape, you must step down because the power of the people has already bloomed.

    R.M. Tennakoon (attorney-at-law) Wednesday, 20 April 2022 09:42 AM

    His Excellency President Gota, now the entire nation will rise against you and land in Colombo within this week, its better to step down and fly back to US, saving your life.

    Dr. Rex T. Abeysinghe Wednesday, 20 April 2022 10:22 AM

    Please don't try to kill Gota, he is already half dead according to his family doctors (whom are my close friends) probably anything could happen within two months maximum.

    Roshanaly Wednesday, 20 April 2022 10:24 AM

    President's thugs with Police uniform created the problem. Very nicely planned.

    Lokka (Appuhamy) Wednesday, 20 April 2022 10:27 AM

    On the day of the funeral of the "Hero" who died at Rambukana yesterday, defineitely Boys of the village had planned to come and create lot of damages to Gota

    Leel Kandappa Wednesday, 20 April 2022 10:29 AM

    New Cabinet is no use as Gota you failed now you must get lost before anything bad happens to you as this is the Final warning.

    Mastan Wednesday, 20 April 2022 10:30 AM

    This is only a start from Rambukana, it will spread like a wild fire very soon until Gota steps back, poor Police/Army men will lose their precious lives.

    Chamara Wednesday, 20 April 2022 10:55 AM

    Tragic thing ! Sad. At the end of the day that family lost a loved one . Other so called brothers wont be there.. Protestors need to know the limits . They are not allowed to enter and destroy personal properties


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