UPDATE: Police arrests over 40 persons for unruly behaviour

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 4:35 PM Aug 4 2021
Local UPDATE: Police arrests over 40 persons for unruly behaviour

Police arrested over 40 individuals for unruly behaviour during a protest held in front of the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo today (04).

A group of teachers and principals were engaged in a protest this afternoon, demanding solutions for numerous issues, including resolving salary anomalies.

Police Media Spokesman SDIG Ajith Rohana noted that 10 vehicles were also taken into police custody.

The protestors were arrested on several charges including violation of quarantine regulations and provisions of the Penal Code of Sri Lanka, the SDIG said.

He also said that statements from the arrestees are currently being recorded.

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 4:35 PM Aug 4 2021

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