Heavy traffic in Borella

29 November 2016 04:39 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Heavy traffic congestion was reported in and around Borella due to a protest march carried out by the Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) against the privatization of education.

Police said the protest march was passing the Cotta Road at the moment.
IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara said the protest march was scheduled to proceed to the parliament.

Police today requested the court to prevent the protest march but the court refused to do so and informed the police to take necessary action on powers vested in the Police Ordinance if the protestors disturbed the public.

Meanwhile, police asked motorists using the Road from Rajagiriya to Battramulla on the Parliament Road to use alternative roads due to heavy traffic congestion.

  Comments - 5

  • Lokka Tuesday, 29 November 2016 05:14 PM

    Any protest much disturbs traffic . Only fools does not know this simple truth..

    Dinosaur Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:28 AM

    Dear uni. students, please hold your protests during the mid night time to avoid any unnecessary inconveniences to public. via DM Android App

    Pf Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:30 AM

    Quick action should be taken by the Parliament to solve this education crisis came up mainly due to the SAITM. Government should talk with students and GMOA to get concrete solution. Peace protesters cannot be stopped by passing laws as it is a democratic right. via DM Android App

    Avisenna Wednesday, 30 November 2016 11:31 AM

    No real opposition or opposition leader to represent their grievances . This is causing real problems for general public. Yes Prime Minister, leaders are useless for a real democracy. via DM Android App

    Don Wednesday, 30 November 2016 05:50 AM

    This matter needs to be settled quickly. They dont own or have only their interests represented by the law makers. Getting into the university doesnt guarantee a better life they must choose the correct path. Let others unfortunate not to get selected for free education pay for their higher studies even at local universities. Pass a law and shut the protesters. via DM Android App

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