Police have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a group of protesting students near the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

The protest march was organized by the students’ union of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Sri Jayewardenepura University.

The agitation was reportedly launched demanding solutions to several concerns including issues related to hostels, cafeterias and delays in ‘Mahapola’ scholarship payments.

July 9th Protest in Sri Lanka Colombo