The Police used tear gas to disperse IUSF members who were staging a protest march at the Town Hall a short while ago.
The members of the Inter University Student Federation were marching towards the University Grants Commission (UGC) when they were dispersed near the Town Hall.
Meanwhile, the Police also fired tear gas at the students who were finding shelter at the Vihara Maha Devi Park after they were dispersed.
Our reporter said passengers in some of the buses along the Green Path and the vicinity of the park had also been affected by teargas.
Video by Sanjeewa, Buddhi
Students finding refuge also tear-gassed
Pix by Chaturanga Pradeep
Comments - 11
ANTON Wednesday, 17 May 2017 03:53 PM
I THINK TEAR GAS AND WATER CANONS ARE TOO GOOD FOR THEM, THEY ARE USED TO IT, TREAT THEM WITH MADU VALIGE AND BATON CHARGES.
B S Perera Wednesday, 17 May 2017 03:56 PM
So called cream of the country has become the foolish slaves of political parties which have no people base
AjithZ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 04:00 PM
Very good. Normal life of citizens should be allowed without interruption. These unjustified protests are a major nuisance to the public.
sas Wednesday, 17 May 2017 04:05 PM
Students of SAITM are also srilankan citizens.
hitapangmachan Wednesday, 17 May 2017 04:05 PM
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BAASH Wednesday, 17 May 2017 04:14 PM
They get FREE educationThey get FREE accommodationThey get FREE food with mahapola fundNow they come for their weekly FREE BATH
Sujan Wednesday, 17 May 2017 04:11 PM
Using minimum force for this vulgar behavior is too lenient. Use more stricter force and eradicate this menace via DM Android App
Pf Wednesday, 17 May 2017 04:17 PM
The people who do not have proper general education likes to see the university students are being batten charged.They protest to open eyes of Government to solve a critical issue in this country.Wise people never coment like that. via DM Android App
Dee Wednesday, 17 May 2017 04:20 PM
Stop Free Education. Chapter closed!
bash Wednesday, 17 May 2017 04:27 PM
what is the CRITICAL ISSUE for the country .........issuing of duty free cars for dr or getting schools for drs
channa Wednesday, 17 May 2017 04:36 PM
'people without proper education' don't behave like this.
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