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* Agitations against Sri Lanka Coast Guard in southern town
Mon, Oct 8, 2012, 11:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 08, Matara: Fishermen of Mirissa of Matara district of Southern Sri Lanka today agitated demanding the withdrawal of Coast Guard from Mirissa.

The protesters complained that the Coast Guard personnel attacked them yesterday and said they do not want a Coast Guard camp in Mirissa.

Police say that two Coast Guard personnel and three villagers were admitted to the hospital yesterday following a clash. A local government member is also among the persons admitted to the hospital.

Villagers say that the Coast Guard personnel in rampage damaged their houses, shops and vehicles.

Police say that six villagers have lodged complaints in police against the Coast Guard personnel over assault and damage of property.



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