Police curfew imposed for Colombo North, South, Central, Nugegoda Mount Lavinia and Kelaniya police areas 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.
A large scale protest is being staged along the road leading to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence in Pengiriwatte, Mirihana. As protests intensified, Police fired tear gas & use water cannons to disperse protestors. Several police officers reportedly injured following tense situation. According to reports 10 civilians and 2 journalists injured during tense situation. A bus has been set on fire by the protestors.