Protesters disrupt Sri Lanka’s Upper Kothmale hydropower project

Jan 26, Kothmale: A protest launched by a group of workers of sub-contractors of the Upper Kothmale Hydropower Project Thursday disrupted the opening of the sluice gates of the reservoir.

The opening of the reservoir’s sluice gates for the first time was scheduled for 9 a.m. today. The gates were reportedly opened later.

The protesters were demanding a salary hike among other issues. Reportedly, the police anti-riot squad was called in to bring the situation under control.

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