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Person injured during Police assault on NPP rally dies

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): One of the demonstrators engaged in the protest march orginased by the National People’s Power (NPP) in Colombo yesterday (26) and got beaten by the Police has reportedly died succumbing to his injuries.

The deceased was a NPP contender for the Nivithigala Pradeshiya Sabha, said Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Chief Secretary Tilvyn Silva.

“About 28 people were hospitalised, and some of them discharged themselves. Some of them are still in care. The conditions of two of them were reported to be critical. Now we learn that one of them has lost his life. He was Nimal Amarasiri, a comrade who served as a contender in our Nivithigala Pradeshiya Sabha in Ratnapura District,” Silva said.

His death was confirmed as he had succumbed to the injuries sustained on his face from a tear gas bullet launched by the Police, according to sources.

A protest march was organised by the NPP yesterday demanding the holding of the Local Government Election, and the Police force was deployed to disperse the demonstrators in repressing fashion.

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