Protest in Puttlam baton-charged by police

Riot police have baton-charged a group of protestors in Aruwakkalu, Puttlam who were campaigning against the proposed garbage dump site in that same area today (22).

This incident had occurred during a visit made by President Maithripala Sirisena to Puttalam.

The protestors had demanded an opportunity to meet with the President where they would have discussions and come to an agreement about the location of the landfill.