The police Special Task Force (STF) had tightened security in Kalpitiya following the violent clash between fishermen in the area.
Fishermen staged a protest in Kalpitiya yesterday 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)