University students protest opposite Temple Trees

University students protest opposite Temple Trees

Written by Staff Writer

07 May, 2014 | 9:13 pm

University students engaged in a protest on Wednesday against the decision taken to reduce the duration of the allied health sciences degree to three years.

The section of the Galle Road from the Kollupitya junction to the Galle Face Roundabout was temporarily closed due to the protest march. The university students began their protest from opposite the University Grants Commission.

The protesters who commenced their march, defying police orders, proceeded past the Colombo University of Performing Arts, Thunmulle Junction and arrived in Bambalapitiya.

The protesters then proceeded towards Temple Trees through Kollupitya Junction. A section of  Galle Road, from the Kollupitya Junction to Galle Face Roundabout, was temporarily closed as the protesters staged a sit-in.

The protesters remained opposite Temple Trees for approximately one and half hours before dispersing .


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