Sri Lanka crisis: Police receive 484 photos, 73 videos from public on attack on protesters

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Sri Lanka police said that so far they have received 669 pieces of information and 31 of them are the complaints regarding damages, reported Colombo Page. (Representative image)

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Colombo: Sri Lanka police have received 484 photographs and 73 videos from the public regarding the attack on protesters at Temple Trees and Galle Face site, its spokesman Nihal Thalduwa said on Friday.
The police media spokesperson said that so far they have received 669 pieces of information and 31 of them are the complaints regarding damages, reported Colombo Page.

The report further stated that Thalduwa thanked the public for providing information in this manner so that justice could be done expeditiously to the victims of this violence, erupted in the crisis-hit island nation.

He further requested the public to provide further information to the police.

Sri Lanka is grappling with an unprecedented economic crisis since its independence from Britain in 1948. A crippling shortage of foreign reserves has led to long queues for fuel, cooking gas and other essentials while power cuts and soaring food prices heaped misery on the citizens, which has prompted widespread protests across the country.

On Thursday, frustrated protesters gathered outside Sri Lanka’s President Secretary’s office.

The angry protesters were seen staging a demonstration against the ongoing economic crisis in the island country. The violence of the protesters had forced extensive security to be positioned near the office.

Earlier, Sri Lanka witnessed massive protests in front of the Presidential Secretariat at ‘Galle Face’ in Colombo. In the protest, more than 100 dissenters were injured during violent clashes resulting in a nationwide curfew.

The country also witnessed a series of violent incidents including the burning of houses of several parliamentarians after a clash between a pro-government group and anti-government protestors near the residence of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, which led to the resignation of then PM Mahinda Rajapaksa.

According to news agency ANI, 200 people were arrested in country on various charges including violation of curfew, attacking the public and causing damages to public and private properties.

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