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Video: Police fire tear gas at IUBF protesters

29 April 2015 08:52 am - 34     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse the Inter-University Bhikku Federation (IUBF) students who were protesting outside the University Grants Commission (UGC) in Colombo 7. (LSP)


Video by Sanath Desmond

  Comments - 34

  • Kathiresan Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:08 PM

    Kumaraya, Yes totally agreed, Provide assistance only to the needy students not for all.

    upali Wednesday, 29 April 2015 02:33 PM

    Beginning of democracy enshrined in 19A.

    Latham Wednesday, 29 April 2015 02:53 PM

    Free education what more do they want ??? . Nothing free is appreciated. Free education for universities should be done away and when they have to pay they will jolly well buckle down.

    MightyAnt Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:03 PM

    As Buddhist monks they should be meditating not protesting.

    G.N. Samaranayake. Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:03 PM

    This is your understanding of democracy, Upali

    G.Ranga Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:36 PM

    Only Buddhism,History of Sri lanka ,Sinhala,Pali,Sanskrit and English should be allowed to Buddhist monks to study in Universities.Then they can be used if they want to teach in schools.Most of the young monks once graduated they de robe.They become monks to get a free ride.We should put a stop to this.University student monks behavior is disgusting and a shame.

    Saji Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:09 PM

    I thought 19A will solve all these problems magically and somehow Sri Lanka will be a first world country from today.

    unity Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:56 PM

    government spending 4 free education. but they do something else. via DM Android App

    Perumal Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:24 PM

    Damn fool! Damn shame!!

    JOLLY BIRD Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:46 AM


    Citizen x Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:10 PM

    Do they have the necessary marks to make the university? Or are these students who didnt make the cut, joining temples, cutting hair and wanting to find their way inside the university? The government has to think of where the money it spends on the education of these students is going to end up. Back to temples or into jobs that can sustain our economy.

    Katie Thursday, 30 April 2015 01:23 PM

    Everything is free for them up to the cake of soap and they are still not satisfied.

    Veda-mama Thursday, 30 April 2015 08:44 AM


    Bala Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:11 PM

    True genuine Buddhists will be ashamed to see the video with priests behaving like this - pushing barricades and climbing gates. Unbuddhistic way to solve own personal grievances. As a worst case this behavior may be condoned only for a very grave national cause, as a very last resort.

    Jay J Wednesday, 29 April 2015 04:14 PM

    IUBF is a waste of many resources....

    WK Costa Wednesday, 29 April 2015 04:35 PM

    This is your undestanding of Buddhism

    FRAZER DE SILVA Wednesday, 29 April 2015 04:38 PM


    Ryan Wednesday, 29 April 2015 04:39 PM

    Hit hit my3 these are your Hawaiians fools

    citizen Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:05 PM

    Special privileges meant for the clergy should be denied to them. They could have taken their problems to a maha nayake thero if they were committed religious men. The law should be applied.

    BC Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:03 PM


    Domiya Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:51 AM

    Mr. Costa, do you work for BBS?

    kumaraya Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:22 PM

    So long as we provide "free education" for which there is no sense of responsibility on the part of the students, they will go on asking for more and more.Provide "assisted" tution fees.

    Gamaya Thursday, 30 April 2015 10:03 AM

    Dan Saneepada??

    de silva Thursday, 30 April 2015 03:10 PM

    All the monks should think we have one country for Sinhalese do not destroy

    Dharmatileke Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:06 AM

    These monks should be educated in Pirivenes not Universities which are for others, how can these monks be kind and calm, displaying rowdy behaviour.

    Aba Jayasekera Thursday, 30 April 2015 10:03 PM

    What a set of rowdies dressed in yellow robes !

    Sylvia Haik Wednesday, 29 April 2015 06:08 PM

    Sri Lanka is one of the few dwindling countries in the world that still offers free university education. In UK, USA, Australia etc. the students are given loans to pay for their education and they pay them back when they obtain employment. You will note education is much appreciated in these countries. The lesson to be learnt here is that anything free is not appreciated and I urge this government to stop this wanton waste of our meagre resources

    Sophia Thursday, 30 April 2015 03:17 AM

    These Buddhist monks are a disgrace. They should be teaching peace and not climbing walls with the robes. Some of these monks should be sent back to school and thought what love and peace is. Disgraceful .

    city Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:25 PM

    What a waste of time.please complete your studies and serve the back for the future generations.

    MightyAnt Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:36 PM

    Prince Gautama attended Buddha hood on the roadside studying on his own. These are hooligans and a disgrace to the Great Buddha and his philosophy. Let the fellow rot on the road.

    VJ Thursday, 30 April 2015 05:41 AM

    free university education is nowhere in the modern world.This should be stopped.useless waste of public money

    Nirmal Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:44 PM

    how can they study when akila is busy privatizing the eduacation?

    de silva Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:51 PM

    Do they call buddhist monks.It is a shame to call them,it is a disgrace to the Religon.Some I think has experience of climbing trees.May be that was their job before they wore the yellow rob.

    de silva Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:54 PM

    Don;t call them monks.It is a disgrace.I think there parents have done a great mistake.

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