Court grants bail to 24 arrested over Hambantota port demo

At least 27 people sought treatment at the Hambantota hospital after stones were pelted towards the police and the venue of the project and the police retaliated with water cannons and tear-gas. (Colombo Gazette) The Hambantota Magistrate today granted bail to 24 people arrested over a recent protest near the Hambantota port.Several people were injured during a tense situation in Hambantota when protesters defied a court order and staged a protest near the venue of the launch of the Sri Lanka-China Industrial Zone Development Project on January 7. read more