The police have baton charged and dispersed a crowd that agitated on the Matara – Tissa Main Road demanding clean drinking water.
Residents of Bandagiriya assembled at Pallemalla Junction today (12th) stating the pipe born water they are being given is contaminated. Later they got on to the Matara – Tissa Main Road to carry out an agitation. When police attempted to remove agitators a tense situation erupted and the police baton charged the agitators.
In the tense situation that erupted three police officers including the Headquarter Inspector of Hambantota Police were injured and six agitators were arrested states the police media spokesman’s office.