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Police fire tear gas, use water cannons to disperse IUBF protest in Homagama

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The police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse protesters during a protest organized by the Inter-University Buddhist Federation of the Homagama Buddhist and Pali University at Pitipana Junction in Homagama.

The IUBF organized a protest and Satyagraha today demanding Homagama Buddhist and Pali University be opened to all students.

It was also reported that tense situation culminated between the police and the protesters this afternoon while trying to put up a temporary canopy to engage in a Satyagraha at the Pitipana Junction.

The police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse the protesters after they tried to begin a  satyagraha. (DSB)


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  • Asoks Wednesday, 22 February 2023 08:37 PM

    The usual trouble makers. Political activists clad in saffron robes, doing irreparable harm to the cause and institution they seek to affiliate themselves with.

    Dee Wednesday, 22 February 2023 08:51 PM

    If I was given a choice of what my tax money is spent on I would say no to these universities. Apart from health , care for elders and security - No Way towards these freebies. Unfortunately we are forced to pay tax towards these in useless expenses and no one will fight for us!


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