Tense Situation In Ginthota : Situation Under Control For The Moment

Police curfew imposed in Kurunduwatha,Maha Hapugala, Welipitimodara, Ukwaththa, Ginthota & Piyandigama Grama Sevaka divisions in Galle district till 9 am tomorrow due to a tense situation -Police

Situation Under Control For The Moment

A tense situation erupted at Gintota between a Sinhalese and a Muslim group, Asian Mirror reliably learns.

The Police sources said some business signages and private properties got damaged as a result of the brawl.

Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka has immediately directed to deploy the Police Special Task Force (STF) to control the situation.

The Police add that the situation has been brought under control by the STF, although there is still some tension in the area.

Initial investigations revealed that the situation had occurred following a football match.

Four People Already Arrested Over Gintota Clash: Police Directed To use Teargas And Baton Charge

Police have arrested four people in connection with the Gintota clash. 

The security has been beefed up in the area to prevent outsiders from approaching the village. 

The Police Special Task force has been deployed along all main roads in the area, the Law and Order Ministry sources said. 

They also added, the Police have been directed to use teargas and baton charge if some group group attempts to create disturbance. 

(Asian Mirror)

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