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* Sri Lanka Police use tear gas to disperse protesters demanding closure of factory
Sun, Mar 16, 2014, 12:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police used tear gas and water cannons today to disperse an unruly group of protesters blocking one of the main roads leading to the capital Colombo.

The residents of Thunnana area of Hanwella staged a protest blocking the High Level Road and the police had to use tear gas to disperse them and clear the road for traffic movement.

The police also arrested 20 people involved in the protest.

The residents were demanding the authorities to close a rubber factory which according to them is polluting the ground water in the area.

Local media reports said a tense situation prevailed in the area and severe traffic congestion was seen in the Hanwella area on the Colombo-Avissawella High Level Road due to the protest.

The police have advised the motorists to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

However, the police have brought the situation under control and cleared the main road for traffic.

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