STF tightens security in Kalpitiya following violent clashes

dsc05764The police Special Task Force (STF) has tightened security in Kalpitiya following a violent clash between fishermen in the area.

Fishermen staged a protest in Kalpitiya today against the use of illegal fishing nets.

The fishermen blocked the streets and protested resulting in a severe traffic block.

A clash broke out during the protest resulting in damage to property and injuries.

The police said that seven boats, a lorry and a motorcycle were set on fire during the clash. (Colombo Gazette)