One dead & several critical in Rambukkana : Police confirm firing

April 19, 2022 at 5:50 PM

Sri Lanka Police confirm open firing at protesters in Rambukkana killing at least one and injuring 10.

Police say protesters attempted to set fire to a fuel bowser.

The public had blocked the railway tracks near the Rambukkana railway crossing for over 8 hours over fuel price hike.

The Police had fired tear gas at the protesters to disperse them, following which clashes had erupted. (NewsWire)