Mirihana protest: 45 arrested, nearly 40 injured

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A total of 45 persons involved in last night’s protest in Mirihana have been arrested thus far, Police Spokesman S.S.P Nihal Thalduwa said.

A female is also amongst the arrestees, Thalduwa added.

Protesters had set ablaze several vehicles belonging to security forces, including an army bus, a police bus, two motorcycles, a jeep and a three-wheeler.

While 37 persons were injured and admitted to the Colombo National Hospital, five police officers including an Assistant Superintendent (ASP), fourteen Special Task Force officers, three journalists and civilians were amongst those injured.