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Monday, 05 March 2018 - 21:51
Teldeniya and Digana tense
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Police curfew has been imposed in the Kandy administrative district until 6 am tomorrow (Mar. 06) after a clash between two groups in the Teldeniya area spread to other areas as well.

It is reported that the clash had erupted following the death of a person in hospital after he was assaulted in a road rage incident.

Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena directed the police and security forces to conduct an unbiased investigation into the incidents in Digana and Teldeniya.

A tense situation erupted following a 46-year old man was assaulted to death by a group who arrived there in a three-wheeler on February 22.

The critically injured victim who was receiving treatment in hospital died of his injuries last Saturday.
 
Our correspondent said following that the angry residents behaved in an unruly manner at Teldeniya last night.
They have also burnt several shops in the town.
 
The mob attacks spread to Digana town from Teldeniya this morning and protestors further damaged some property in Teldeniya town as well.

STF was deployed later to control the situation and 24 persons were arrested in connection with the incident.

The police used tear gas to disperse the crowd in Teldeniya town this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Education Ministry said that all schools within the Kandy administrative district will be closed for tomorrow.

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