Colombo police deployed tear gas to disperse protesters near a station in Angulana on Thursday, July 16, after the group began throwing stones and other objects at officers. The incident is reportedly in response over the recent death of a local man at a traffic checkpoint in the area. Access roads in the area have been closed off to vehicular traffic until the crowds subside.
Further associated protests may occur in the coming days.
Individuals in the affected area of Colombo are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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