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May 09 violence: AG directs CID to arrest 22 including MPs

The Attorney General has directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to arrest 22 persons, including MPs Johnston Fernando, Sanath Nishantha, Sanjeewa Edirimanna and Senior DIG Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon if sufficient evidence is available against them over the incidents that took place at the Galle Face and Temple Trees last week.

Violence broke out amongst pro-government and anti-government protesters, which resulted in the burning of the ‘Gotagogama’ protest site and Temple Trees last week.