31 arrested for protesting near Parliament: Police

31 arrested for protesting near Parliament: Police

31 arrested for protesting near Parliament: Police

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

08 Jul, 2021 | 12:23 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka Police on Thursday (Jul. 08), arrested 31 people for staging a protest near the Parliament.

Several factions including the Inter-University Students’ Federation staged a protest near the Parliament on Thursday morning (Jul. 08), against the draft bill of the Kotelawala Defence Academy Act.

The draft bill of the Kotelawala Defence Academy Act is being taken up for debate in parliament today (08).

The protesters who were gathered near the parliamentary complex were later dispersed following the intervention of the police.

Accordingly, 31 people engaged in the protest campaign were arrested at the scene, Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st.

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