Police fires tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesting university students near the Sri Jayawardenapura University at Wijerama Junction in Nugegoda.

July 9th Protest in Sri Lanka Colombo

The protest march had been organized by the Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) based on several demands including the revoking of the suspensions imposed on several university student activists. 

Earlier today, the Soratha Road – the stretch of road from Wijerama Junction to the Sri Jayewardenepura University – had been cordoned off by the police due to the protest march by the IUSF.