The police detained two persons today in linking with an incident at Poruthota, in Negombo, yesterday (06).
There was a tense situation after two groups of people were tangled in a clash over a vehicle accident, police said. The police established that no sharp weapons like swords had been used during the incident.
Police curfew had to be enacted within the Negombo Police Division from last evening to today (06) 7.00 AM.
It was reported that a heated quarrel between two parties had vented over an accident involving two motorcycles and a trishaw on the Poruthota Road, along the Negombo coastal area in Kochchikade at around 6.00 PM last evening, which had advanced into a clash.
Several shops and a house near the location where the tense situation overcame, had been damaged following the incident.
The government announced they will be compensating each and every shop that was caught in the clash.