Thirty police personnel including the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Kollupitiya Police , who were part of the team deployed to quell a protest outside the U.S Embassy  have been sent to a quarantine center, the Police Media Unit said today.

Th Police personnel were sent to the Quarantine Centre at Atthidiya run by the Sri Lanka Police.

The attempts by the Police to stop the protests in front of the Embassy on Tuesday resulted in clashes.

At least 53 members of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) which organized the protest were arrested for violating a court order prohibition the protest. They were later released on bail.

Police clashing with protesters outside the U.S Embassy on Tuesday