The police used a water cannon to disperse a protest staged in Kotakethana this evening after the protesters blocked the main road in Kahawatte.
Earlier today three people accused over the murder of a mother and her daughter in Kotakethana, Kahawatte in 2012 were acquitted by the Colombo High Court.
The mother and daughter were killed and the house was later set on fire. The victims were identified as U.Premawathi (59) and H. Pushpakumari.
At the time it was the 14th instance where women had been found dead in the Ratnapura area. (Colombo Gazette)