JO protest ends with one man’s death, several taken to hospital

Thursday, 6 September 2018

The Joint Opposition (JO) protest ended last night with one man being reported dead and several taken to hospital.

Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that one person had died after suffering from a heart attack.

Gunasekera said that the man reported dead was a resident of Thalawakele and he had arrived in Colombo to take part in the protest.

The Police spokesman also said that several people had sought treatment in hospital last night from suspected food poisoning.