Police arrested Samantha Vidyarathna and Namal Karunaratne for organizing a protest in Boralanda area. According to police spokesman Samantha Vidyarathna and Namal Karunaratne were surrendered to police station this morning. Police says suspects were violented quarantine rules.
Farmers continue protests against fertilizer crisis in Sri Lanka. Over the past few weeks, farmers are protesting across Sri Lanka demanding fertilizer. Protests took place across Sri Lanka including Welimada, Boralanda, Diyatalawa, Sapugolla, Pahalakadurugama, Dambagolla, Bandarawela, and Nochchiyagama areas.
Recently, Sri Lanka bans the use and import of chemical fertilizers promote the use of organic fertilizers. Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stressed that he will take up the challenge of making Sri Lanka the first country in the world to eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers, without taking a step back on the decision to end the use of chemical fertilizers in the country.