Bail granted to 51 remanded over Thambuttegama protest

The Thambuttegama Magistrate today granted bail to 51 people who were arrested and remanded over the recent protest in Thambuttegama.

The Police had arrested the suspects during the protest last week and they were produced before the Thambuttegama Magistrate Court and remanded till today.

The protesters marched along the streets blocking traffic along the Kurunegala-Anuradhapura road and vented their over a move to use water from the Rajanganaya Tank for a water project.

After a heated exchange of words with the Police the mob surrounded the Thambuttegama Police Station and attacked it with stones.

The Police later used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the mob. (Colombo Gazette)