Protest+in+Rathgama+obstructs+Galle+Road+and+coastal+railway+line+for+6+hours%3B+Burnt+phones+and+several+clothes+discovered
Saturday, 23 February 2019 - 19:00
Protest in Rathgama obstructs Galle Road and coastal railway line for 6 hours; Burnt phones and several clothes discovered
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The Colombo – Galle main road and the coastal railway line was obstructed today due to a 6 hour long protest staged by a group of residents in Rathgama against the murder of two businessmen.

The protest commenced at 10 AM today and residents in the area along with the relatives of the two businessmen took part in the protest.

The protest finished after 6 hours when ASPs in charge of Galle and Rathgama assured the group that the individuals who are yet to be apprehended, will be arrested.

Meanwhile, two burnt mobile phones and several items of clothing suspected to be of the two businessmen, have been found from a house in Wella-madama – Matara.

It is reported that IP Kapila Nishantha de Silva of the Southern Provincial Special Investigations Unit, who was previously arrested in connection to the incident, had stayed at this house.

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