A tense situation arose this morning between police & area residents residing in the Marawala Island in Chilaw when authorities had embarked on a narcotics raid.
The raid which had been jointly executed by officers attached to the Special Task Force & the Walana Anti Corruption Unit.
According to Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana Area residents had thwarted efforts led by officials to carry out the raid.
At present six individuals are receiving treatment at the Chilaw hospital alleging that they were assaulted by police.
The Police Media Spokesperson expressing his views to our news team added that concurrent to the protest by area residents the team which had carried out the raid had suspended their operation.