1,708 arrested for 9 May riots


A total of 1,708 people have been arrested in connection with the 9 May island wide riots, following the attack by SLPP supporters on anti-government protesters at Galle Face.

Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said 852 complaints have been filed so far about such incidents.

He said that 900 people have been released on bail, while 751 have been placed in remand custody.

SSP Thalduwa said that investigations into the riots are currently being conducted by the CID, Police Stations, and special investigation units.

By Thameenah Razeek