The police yesterday used force to disperse protesting Railway workers at the Fort Railway station. Railway authorities called for police intervention after the protesters had disrupted normal operations particularly on the coastal line. During police action to clear Railway workers, several passengers, too, came under attack. Our staff photographer Sajith Jayasekera captured one of the wounded passengers being escorted by the police. The angry passenger accused the police of attacking him without any provocation.
Wildlife Dept. moves court
against ‘Wilpattu squatters’
By Dasun Edirisinghe
Encroachers occupying temporary shelters at Mollikulam in the Wilpattu wildlife sanctuary would be removed by a court order within the next few days, Wildlife Resources Conservation Minister Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa said yesterday.
Addressing a hurriedly called media conference at the Ministry Conference room in Battaramulla, he said that there were 41 temporary structures within three acres out of the 660 hectare northern part of the sanctuary.