Sri Lankan police clash with protesters, arrest 26 - Pakistan Today

Pakistan TodaySri Lankan police clash with protesters, arrest 26Pakistan TodayPolice in Sri Lanka clashed Friday with hundreds of supporters of the former pres ident who were protesting plans to privatise an airport named after him, firing tear gas and water cannon and arresting 26. The $210million airport in Mahinda Rajapakse's ...and more »

Sri Lanka Police arrest 28 Joint Opposition protesters for damaging public property in Hambantota - Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Police arrest 28 Joint Opposition protesters for damaging public property in HambantotaColombo PageOct 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Friday arrested 28 protesters including six women for damaging public property during a protest led by the Joint Opposition demonstrating against the government's plans to privatize the idling Mattala International ...and more »

Police fire tear gas at protesters near Indian mission in Sri Lanka - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressPolice fire tear gas at protesters near Indian mission in Sri LankaThe Indian ExpressThe members of the Joint Opposition backing ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa staged the demonstration to protest the Sri Lankan government's deal with India to handover the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) in Hambantota. 0.and more »

Video shows police officer attacking protester - Daily Mirror

Daily MirrorVideo shows police officer attacking protesterDaily MirrorA video footage captured following the joint opposition-led protest held at Hambantota today, showed a senior police officer assaulting an arrested protester. Meanwhile, posting the video on his Twitter page, MP Namal Rajapaksa asked, “A.S.P ...and more »

Two more Hambantota protesters arrested - Hiru News

Hiru NewsTwo more Hambantota protesters arrestedHiru NewsPolice have arrested two more persons who took part in a demonstration in Hambantota today (06). The protest was organized by the Joint Opposition against the proposed moves to transfer the management of Mattala Airport to an Indian firm on a long-term ...and more »

Police arrest 28 in connection with Hambantota protest - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri LankaPolice arrest 28 in connection with Hambantota protestThe Sunday Times Sri LankaPolice have so far arrested 28 suspects following a tense situation which took place near the Indian Consulate in Hambantota this morning (6). Accordingly, 20 males, eight females and a vehicle used by the protesters have so far been taken into police ...and more »

Police and joint opposition clash during Hambantota protest - Colombo Gazette

Colombo GazettePolice and joint opposition clash during Hambantota protestColombo GazetteA restraining order had earlier been issued against joint opposition Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa from holding a protest in the Hambantota area today. The protest was staged against the agreement reached between the Government with two foreign ...and more »

Police fire tear gas on Hambantota protesters - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri LankaPolice fire tear gas on Hambantota protestersThe Sunday Times Sri LankaPolice have fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters opposite the Indian Consulate in Hambantota a short while ago. The protest, organized by the Joint Opposition (JO) is being held to protest against the alleged sale of Magampura Port ...and more »

JO protest tear-gassed - Daily Mirror

Daily MirrorJO protest tear-gassedDaily MirrorPolice fired tear gas and water canon to disperse Joint Opposition protestors who staged a protest at the Indian Consulate office in Hambantota a short while ago. Joint Opposition MPs Namal Rajapaksa, D.V. Upul, Arundika Fernando, Kumar Welgama, ...and more »

Security beefed up in Hambantota - Hiru News

Hiru NewsSecurity beefed up in HambantotaHiru NewsOur correspondents say that security in Hambantota has been beefed up ahead of a planned protests at Hambantota Port and Mattala Airport. Hambantota Police Headquarters have directed police personnel to key places in the area to strengthen security.and more »

Heavy security in Hambantota as police brace for protest - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri LankaHeavy security in Hambantota as police brace for protestThe Sunday Times Sri LankaSecurity has been hightened in Hambantota in view of a planned protest due to be held today in Hambantota town (6). The protest is being organized against alleged plans to sell the Hambantota Port and the Mattala Airport. A heavy police presence was ...and more »