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* Agitators against military tribunal dispersed in Sri Lanka
Tue, Mar 16, 2010, 06:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka police used minimum powers to disperse a group of agitators protesting against the military tribunal against former military commander General Sarath Fonseka today at Panadura.

The police used tear gas and baton charge to disperse the protestors. Ten people were arrested by the police for blocking the roads and disrupting civil life.

Democratic National Alliance that led the agitation said that three persons were injured and admitted to the hospital.

A provincial journalist is among those who have been arrested, sources say.

Campaigns organized by the Democratic National Alliance were held in several towns today as their leader ex-Army Chief General Sarath Fonseka appeared for the first Court Martial at the Navy Headquarters this morning with his lawyers.

Demonstrations are illegal in Sri Lanka since elections are to be held on April 08.

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