NPP member injured during protest, dies



A member of the National People’s Power (NPP) who was critically injured during yesterday’s (26) protest in Colombo, has passed away.

Speaking to media, General Secretary of the JVP Tilvyn Silva has said, “Two people were in critical condition. One of them passed away on Monday (27) afternoon. He was one named, Nimal Amarasiri, a candidate for the Nivithigala Pradeshiya Sabha of the Ratnapura District.”

Noting that the Ranil Wickremesinghe led government should be responsible for the life that was lost, he has added that the NPP did not want any confrontation with police and only wanted to protest demanding their right for an election.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has informed the Police Chief to submit a report within 24 hours on the incident, which saw 28 people injured.


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