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Hambantota protest suspects further remanded

Thirty-one suspects arrested over the protest in Hambantota have been further remanded until November 13 by the Hambantota Magistrate’s Court.

The suspects included MP Prasanna Ranaweera, Western Provincial Councillor Upali Kodikara,

One of the suspects,a student was granted bail due to educational reasons. These suspects were arrested on a number of charges including causing damage to public properties.

Police had used tear gas and water cannons to disperse individuals engaged in the protest, against any agreement to handover operations of the Hambantota Port and Mattala Airport to two foreign companies.