IUSF Protest: Police fire tear gas


A tense situation was reported at the protest staged near the Polduwa Junction in Diyatha Uyana, Battarmulla after Police fired tear gas at a group of university students.

The Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) staged a protest march from the Sri Jayewardenepura University, Kotte this afternoon (05) towards the Parliament complex in Battaramulla, themed ‘Aanduwa Pannamu; Kramaya Peralamu’.

The group pushed through the initial set of Police barricades, following which a tense situation broke out. Subsequently, upon approaching the second set of barricades, Police fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the group.