Maximum security has been provided in the Mattakuliya area. The Court has ordered detention of 31 persons alleged to have been connected to the clashes, for further interrogation.
A tense situation arose between the residents of Mattakuliya and the Police last night. The people forcibly entered the Police Station and damaged several vehicles and buildings, following the disappearance of two people who were alleged to have been brought to the Police Station. The Army and Police officers from the nearby Police Stations were called in to bring the situation under control. IGP Mahinda Balasuriya visited the location last night and inquired about the incident. The Police and the Army have beefed up security in the area.