Police use tear gas, water cannon to disperse protestors
File photo

Police use tear gas, water cannon to disperse protestors

October 29, 2015   03:09 pm


Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters blocking Ward Place and causing a traffic jam, the Ada Derana reporter confirmed.

The protest march was organized by the University Student to pressurize the government over several issues within the universities.

However, as the students attempted to march towards the University Grants Commission (UGC), they were stopped by the anti-riot squad and later the police fired tear-gas and water cannon, the reporter added.

Severe traffic congestion was also reported at Ward Place and Town Hall areas in Colombo due to the protest.

Update: The Bambalapitiya police have arrested 39 students including two monks who had engaged in the protest, the Police Spokesperson says.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories