People’s protest in Sri Lanka seeking removal of Governor

People’s protest in Sri Lanka seeking removal of Governor

Agency News

Colombo, May 10: Agitation were staged in Sri Lanka's Trincomalee district on Friday demanding removal of Eastern Province Governor M L A M Hizbullah over alleged claims of his involvement in propogating terrorism in the country.

Shops remain closed while private bus services too were suspended while the Hartal was in effect across the Kantale, Serunuwara and Thambalagamuwa areas in the Trincomalee district. Meanwhile, a Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus which was seen operating along the Trinco - Kandy main road had been attacked by area residents who hurled stones at the vehicle, Sri Lanka's Sunday Times reported.

Tyres too were set on fire in the Uppeveli and China Bay areas as a gesture of protest against the Governor. However, Police had arrived at the scene and had managed to douse the fire. Further, Kantale pradeshiya sabha member Vijaya Wickrama Lamahewa also commenced a fast-unto-death (Satyagraha) campaign opposite the Kantale Pradeshiya Sabha urging the removal of Governor Hizbullah.Tri-forces, Police, and civil security forces personnel were deployed for security across the area. (UNI)