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Magistrate grants bail to 58 protesters over Kataragama violence

Jan 22, 2018 1:47:57 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Tissamaharama Magistrate on Monday granted bail to 58 protesters who had been arrested over their involvement in the violence in Kataragama.

The Police fired tear gas and made several arrests as violence erupted in Kataragama on Sunday following tensions resulting from a shooting incident.

The tense situation arose in Kataragama after the Police shot dead a motorcyclist who ignored orders and failed to stop.