Police fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesting university students

Police fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesting university students

Police fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesting university students

Written by Staff Writer

09 Jul, 2019 | 6:17 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse university students who were carrying out a protest near the Colpetty Junction and attempting to enter the Galle Face area through the barred Galle Road.

The Inter-University Student Federation had organized this protest march showing their opposition against the controversial Batticaloa Campus.

The march which started from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura reached Colpetty through the Galle Road passing Nugegoda, Kirulapona, and Thunmulla.

Due to this, heavy traffic was reported at the Colpetty Junction this evening.

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