More suspects arrested over attack at Galle Face

More suspects have been arrested over the State sponsored attack at Galle Face and near Temple Trees.

Former Provincial Council member Amal Silva and an employee attached to the Moratuwa Municipal Council are the latest suspects arrested over the incidents.

Nearly 400 suspects have been arrested over the recent mob violence, including over the attack at Galle Face and near Temple Trees.

The suspects were arrested for attacking public property, looting, assault and other offences.

A mob led by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) had gone on a rampage on 9th May, attacking peaceful demonstrators near Temple Trees and at Galle Face

Angry supporters of those demonstrating at Galle Face had then taken to the streets and set fire to buses used by the SLPP mob.

They also attacked property linked to the SLPP and assaulted a number of individuals.

Public assistance was also sought by the Police to identify individuals involved in the attack at Galle Face and near Temple Trees.

The Police had sought the assistance of the public to identify the individuals involved in the attack on peaceful protesters at Galle Face and near Temple Trees on the 09 May. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. I have a reservation about the violence on 9th of May. I am not entirely convinced that the protesters set fire on those properties. Around 108 houses were destroyed, how come nobody was inside? Was it planned and informed the occupants to leave? Perhaps Basil Rajapaksa’s property (corruption case) and Rohitha Rajapaksa’s hotel were deliberately destroyed because those assets may become a problematic, if the Rajapaksas lose their power. Plus the violence may help to bring the military to keep the Rajapaksas’ grip on power. Since Easter Sunday bombings, I think from every angle to understand dark minds and their actions.

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