Dec 11, 2016

Govt. defending Navy action: Gota

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa commenting on the yesterday’s incident which took place at the protest held at the Hambantota harbour said the government was defending the Navy's unlawful action.

A tense situation prevailed at the Hambantota Port when the navy tried to release the two ships seized by workers staging a protest at the port. Navy personnel fired warning shots to disperse the protesters. The Navy Commander is also alleged to have threatened a journalist who was present at the scene.