22 April 2019
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Artist injured in attack on street protesters in Hambantota


Jayathilaka Bandara-1Several persons including artists were injured yesterday when a street protest organized by a group of civil society activists was attacked in Hambantota. The Mayor of Hambantota, Eraj Fernando has been accused of attacking the protesters with a group of governing party members.


Veteran srtist Jayathilaka Bandara, who was injured in the attack, has been admitted to the Matara General Hospital.

According to the organizers of the protest, Bandara is being treated in the emergency treatment unit of the hospital.

Bandara was admitted to the Matara Hospital instead of the Hambantota Hospital due to the possible threat to his life.
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