Around 15 individuals who sustained injuries during a protest march staged by the National People’s Power this afternoon have been hospitalized.
They have been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital.
Earlier, Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a group of protesters at the Ibbanwala junction.
The protest march was organized by the National People’s Power against the purported delay by the government to hold the Local Authorities Election.
Police prevented protesters from entering areas that have been banned by court.
However, since protesters attempted to move forward breaking the Police line, tear gas and water cannon were used to disperse the group.
Meanwhile, several roads adjacent to the Town Hall in Colombo were blocked due to a protest march staged by the National People’s Power.
Accordingly, traffic congestion was also been reported adjacent to the Town Hall and several roads in the vicinity.
Meanwhile, earlier two court orders were issued preventing 26 persons including Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake from staging protest marches in Colpetty, Slave Island and Colombo Fort areas as well as the Hospital Square.