Over 20 People Hospitalized After Clashes In Hambantota

Over 20 People Hospitalized After Clashes In Hambantota
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More than 20 people including several police personnel were Hospitalized following the clashes broke out during the protest in Hambantota today (7).

Director of the Hambantota Hospital, Dr. Sumith Manatunga has stated that a majority of the individuals admitted to the hospital had sustained injuries from pelted stones.

Protestors pelted stones at the people gathered for the Southern Development programme initiation ceremony grounds in Hambantota and police had to use tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protestors.

According to reports, individuals armed with clubs first attacked protesters organized by the opposition and led by Buddhist monks in Amabalantota, while the protesters responded by throwing rocks.

The Police sources revealed that several people have been taken into custody with regard to the incident.

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