JUST IN: Police fire tear gas at IUSF protesters

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Police have fired tear gas and water cannons in an attempt to disperse the Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) protest near the World Trade Centre building in Colombo.

The attack was launched upon the group’s attempted entry into Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, so as to prevent their entry.

IUSF commenced a protest march this afternoon (19), themed ‘Let’s oust the Gota-Ranil conspiracy government – overthrow the system’, from the University of the Visual and Performing Arts in Colombo, near the Nelum Pokuna Theatre.