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One killed, three injured as STF fires at protestors in Chilaw .

One person was killed and three others were injured when the STF opened fire at a group of fishermen protesting in Chilaw a shortwhille back, residents claimed.  The fishermen were protesting over the increased fuel prices in the town. They were marching from the fish market to the town.

The person killed as identified as  Warnakulasuriya Anthony Fernando, a 38 year old fisherman.

Chilaw Mayor Hilary Prasanna told Timesonline that shops have been closed following the incident and more troops are being moved into the area to ensure security.

He said that the injured were brought by boat to hospital across the lagoon inorder to prevent tension rising.

He said fishermen have not gone out for fishing for the last three days.

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