A heated situation arose at the Galle Face Peoples Protest early this morning, when the Sri Lanka Army attempted to clear the site.
A large group of Army, Air Force, Police and Police Special Task Force officers stormed the protest site, at around 01:30 this morning.
A heated situation arose between the two groups, during the confrontation by authorities.
Several individuals have been arrested by the security forces.
Reports claim that journalists and lawyers have also been attacked during the incident.