A hartal was staged in Embilipitiya today over the death of the youth who fell from the top floor of a building during an altercation with the police.
Shops in Embilipitiya were closed and black flags hoisted at several locations as a mark of protest.
The altercation with the police took place when then police visited the house where a party was taking place, following complaints made by the neighbors.
The youth had clashed with the police and in the process fell off the building and was admitted to hospital but succumbed to his injuries today. (Colombo Gazette)