The residents of T-20 Watta area in Borella engaged in a protest yesterday in a manner which obstructed the Baseline Road near the Railway Ground in Dematagoda.
The police also fired tear gas to disperse the protesters.
The residents engaged in this protest in objection to a search operation which was carried out by the Police Special Task Force and the Narcotics Bureau last morning.
This resulted in a traffic congestion in the Baseline Road.
When our News Team inquired the Police Media Spokesperson Superintendent of Police Ajith Rohana with this regard, he stated that this search operation was carried out in search of individuals for whom the court had issued warrants and who were related to various crimes.
Approximately 33 individuals who were suspected of being linked with various charges were arrested.
Speaking further the Police Media Spokesperson stated that similar operations will be continuously carried out in Colombo in the future.