Parliament protest : Protesters confiscate firearm & ammunition from Army officer

July 14, 2022 at 9:44 AM

Anti-government protesters have confiscated a T-56 weapon and 2 magazines with 60 rounds of ammunition from an Army Soldier during protests near the Parliament yesterday, The Police said.

The Police said the Army soldier and a Police Constable were injured during the public uprising near the Parliament at the Polduwa Junction in Battaramulla last evening. 

The Police Constable who is attached to the Kalutara Police Training School has been hospitalized with injuries sustained after being attacked by protesters. 

The Army soldier is reportedly attached to the Wellawaya Army Camp and has also been hospitalized with injuries.

The Police further said a complaint has been filed with the Borella Police on the firearm and ammunition that had been confiscated by the protesters. 

The Welikada and Borella Police have launched investigations to find the missing weapon and ammunition. 

Meanwhile, nearly 42 persons had been injured during clashes between the protesters and security personnel near the Parliament at Polduwa Junction in Battaramulla last evening. (NewsWire)