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Police fire tear gas at Uni student protest


Police fired teargas and water cannons to disperse university students staging a protest march and blocking the Lotus Road in Colombo, a short while ago on Thursday.

The protest is organized by the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) against the private medical college in Malabe (SAITM).

Severe traffic congestion has also been reported in Fort due to the protest, Ada Derana reporter said. The police have also advised the motorists to use alternative routes if at all possible.

However, the Fort Magistrate’s Court has issued a directive on the protesting students to hold the demonstration without causing disruption. The directive was issued following a request made the police this morning.