More footage emerges from a local Sri Lankan hospital as injured protestors are admitted Rambukkana. [You may find some images disturbing]
The police in Sri Lanka for the first time since anti-government protests over an economic crisis started fired at protesters today, killing one and injuring several people. A police spokesperson confirmed they had to fire at the protesters after the mobs turned violent and threw stones at them.
The people had blocked a highway in central Sri Lanka’s Rambukkana, 95 km from capital Colombo, to protest acute oil shortages and high prices.
A severe fuel shortage sparked spontaneous protests across Sri Lanka earlier today, with tens of thousands of angry motorists burning tyres and blocking the major road leading into the capital.