13 fishermen who were engaged in a protest blovking the Hambanthota – Katharagama main road were arrested by the police.
Police stated that the fishermen were arrested since they behaved in a manner that violated peace.
A fisherman died after a vessel that set sail from Hambantota experienced a distress situation.
Police stated that the vessel which set sail with 2 onboard had met with the difficulty on return near the stone barricade of the port.
Fishermen charged that as a result of this dangerous stone barricade such incident occur frequently.