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Thursday, 20 March 2014 - 8:04
Video : 7 persons involved in the Hanwella, Thunnana incident identified
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The case instituted by residents Hanwella Thunnaana residents against the rubber factory there was taken up for hearing at the Awissawela High Court yesterday.

While this case had been called before the Awissawela Chief Magistrate Anushka Seneviratne, the attorney-at-law appearing for the residents of the area led evidence before court on this occasion.

On this occasion attorney-at-law Chaminda Bandara requested the court to provide relief to Thunnaana residents.

The attorney-at-law said that some residents had left the village due to the tense situation that cropped in Thunnana recently.

The people of the area had informed the authorities on several occasions that their health was under threat due to the factory concerned.

On 16th they launched a fast in front of the factory demanding that the authorities remove the factory from the area.

Subsequently as a result of the police taking action to remove the people from the front of the factory, a tense situation cropped up between the residents and the police.

While on this occasion the residents felled trees and blocked the road, transport was impeded as a result of this.

While the police used a water canon and tear gas to contain the protest, the residents protested against it vehemently.

Meanwhile the police says that by now  seven suspects involved in the Thunnaana incident have been identified.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that police squads had been deployed  for arresting them.

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