Tense situation between public and police in Kilinochchi

14801114_786298561509228_7062127_nA tense situation was reported in Kilinochchi this evening following a heated exchange between the public and the police.

The situation arose after tight security was deployed near a garment factory which was operating during a hartal in the North.

Large crowds blocked the streets and set fire to tyres along the road and at times threw stones towards the police.

The situation arose when a hartal was in place in the North in protest over the killing of two youth in Jaffna last week. (Colombo Gazette)