A senior police officer while attacking a protest with other policemen at Hambanthota has openly violated fundamental rights of a protester according to video evidence posted by social media.
A video footage captured following the joint opposition-led protest held at Hambantota yesterday(6), showed a senior police officer assaulting an arrested protester. The protest was called to express discontent regarding the move by the government to transfer Mattala Airport to an Indian administration. Police used tear gas and water canon to disperse protesters and at least 26 people were arrested.
Following is the video footage published by Daily Mirror News Website: