Police curfew imposed for Rambukkana police division until further notice. Public are prohibited entering or passing roads or any other public area during curfew period. Police media spokesman Nihal Thalduwa requests residents to stay at home during the curfew period.
One person died and about 25 injured this evening following a clash between the protesters and the police during a demonstration staged in Rambukkana against the recent fuel price hike. According to police media spokesperson about 10 policemen injured during the Rambukkana clash.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters who were blocking the level crossing in Rambukkana for more than 15 hours. Later, a tense situation had ensured, during which the police opened fire at the protesters.