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Tambuttegama protest: 44 individuals arrested

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The Police arrested 44 individuals including 5 women who were engaging in a protest launched by farmers at the Tambuttegama Police station, today.

Four Police officers and few others were reportedly injured.

Earlier today, the Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protestors who created a tense situation at the Police station.

The demonstration was launched against giving permission to a company to utilize the Rajanganaya River to manufacture bottled mineral water.