Supporters of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) have attacked the anti-government protest site, “GotaGoGama” set up at the Galle Face Green.
Police attempted to stop the clashes, but to no avail. They eventually resorted to firing tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.
According to our correspondent, the group had assaulted peaceful protesters and destroyed several protest-related materials.
The group had attended a meeting with the Prime Minister at Temple Trees earlier this morning and destroyed the anti-government “MainaGoGama” protest site that was set up outside the Temple Trees.
Translated by: Dilini Madushanki