Extremist group behind yesterday’s protest – PMD

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It is revealed that a group of extremists were responsible for the tense situations that arose at the protest in Mirihana last evening, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

Issuing a statement this morning (01), the PMD noted that while a majority of those who acted violently have been arrested, many of them were later identified as organised extremists.

The said group of individuals were further accused of provoking the protesters by wielding iron rods, blades and clubs, and inciting violence during the protest.