UNP protest: 15 police officers injured
Fifteen police officers, including three senior police officers, were
admitted to the Colombo National Hospital after they sustained injuries
during a protest by the UNP at Colombo Fort yesterday evening.
Police Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana told the Daily News that a Senior
DIG, DIG and an SSP were among the officers who were admitted to
hospital. He also said that the protesters engaged in the protest in the
evening in an unruly manner blocking roads.
He added that the protesters attempted to enter the High Security
Zone and the Police were forced to use water cannon to control them.
SP Rohana added that the protesters thereafter assaulted the Police.
The Spokesman said the Police then had to use tear gas to control the
SP Rohana said a large number of people were inconvenienced as
protesters blocked the roads preventing people from getting to the Fort
Railway Station and bus stop.
He added the situation was brought back to normal by around 7.30pm.