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Pettah main road has been closed due to a protest march.


A protest march is said to have blocked traffic on the road from Pettah to the Galle Face Green.

The protest march began near the Fort Railway Station and was heading towards the Police Headquarters in Pettah.

According to him, this had caused severe traffic congestion along the road and in the surrounding areas.

Protesters are calling for the immediate arrest of those responsible for the May 9 attacks on peaceful protesters at “GotaGoGama” in Galle Face and “MainaGoGama” near Temple Trees.

UPDATE: (4.22 p.m.) – Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters marching towards the Colombo Police Headquarters.

As protesters attempted to breach the barricades and roadblocks along York Street near the Police Headquarters, riot police used tear gas and water cannons on them.

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