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First person to forcibly enter Presidential Secretariat on July 09 arrested

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Police have arrested the first person to allegedly forcibly enter the premises of the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo during the protests on July 09.

Police said that the suspect, a 38-year-old male from Pannipitiya, was arrested by a special police investigation unit today.

The premises, which had been blocked by protesters for more than 100 days, was overrun and stormed by protesters on July 9 demanding the resignation of then president Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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