Update – University students protest march began and marched towards Prime Minister’s residence Wijerama Mawatha Colombo as Lotus Road completely barricaded. University students protest march is now stepping towards Galle Face Protest area again.
Colombo Fort Lotus Road completely barricaded by police to prevent the protest march. Tense situation and traffic reports. Motorists requested to use alternate routes.
Inter University Students’ Federation, University students and Inter University Bhikku Federation to launch a massive protest march today in Colombo against the government. The protest will start at 11am under the theme “Let’s oust the government! Let’s reverse the system!” at the Fort Railway Station Colombo.
Protestors demand “Go Home Gota” – a call for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to step down and end what is regarded as the corrupt political system in the country.
Last few weeks, Youth protesters have launched several protests in Colombo. Thousands of students from across Sri Lanka are expected to gather in the capital today April 24 to protest the government’s failure to address economic crisis.
Court rejected a request made by the Colombo Fort Police to issue an order to halt a protest rally planned today.