Hirunews Logo
7+hospitalized+after+fishermen+clash+in+Kalpitiya%2C+8+motor+boats%2C+3+motor+cycles+and+a+lorry+burnt
Friday, 21 October 2016 - 18:59
7 hospitalized after fishermen clash in Kalpitiya, 8 motor boats, 3 motor cycles and a lorry burnt
771

Shares
92,586

Views
The clash which occurred between two groups of fishermen in Kurungnanpitiya has been brought under control.

Police and STF have been deployed to maintain law and order in the area.

Police said the mob set eight motor boats, three motor cycles and a lorry on fire during the clash.  

Meanwhile, seven persons who sustained injuries in the clash were admitted to the Kalpitiya district hospital.

A group of fishermen staged the protest for the second day against usage of illegal fishing gear by another group of fishermen in the area.  

However a clash intensified after the fishermen allegedly using illegal fishing gear, objected to the protest.

A tense situation erupted when the two groups confronted at Kurungnanpitiya at 10.30 this morning.

Police in the area were compelled to call the STF to quell the clash.

Later, the mob was dispersed by the police with the assistance of the religious leaders in the area.

In the meantime, the Puttalam Magistrate issued a restraining order preventing protestors blocking the main road.

Meanwhile, the two groups of fishermen were called for a special discussion with the subject minister in Negombo this afternoon.

However, our correspondent stated that only the representatives of the fishermen who objected the usage of illegal fishing gear were present at the meeting with the minister.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Top 25 beaches in the world
Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 12:02
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards reveals top 25 beaches in the world. Baia do Sancho on the Brazilian archipelago Fernando de Noronha takes the top... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
262 Views
4,443 Views
2,714 Views
4,497 Views
3,438 Views
48,652 Views
Top