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Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 16:42
Update : Deadly Clash b/w Uni. Students & Police; 11 admitted to NH
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Five students injured in the tear gas attack during the protest march organized by the inter-university student federation are still receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.

A hospital spokesman said that their condition was not severe.

Meanwhile police media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said yesterday that while an IP and six police constables injured in the incident were hospitalized, one of them had by now left the hospital after receiving treatment.

Police media spokesman also said that although five student representatives had been given the opportunity to hold discussion with the authorities, the students had behaved riotously.

The University Students Federation organized this protest based on certain elements against free education including privatization of education and collecting money from schools.

The students’ protest march commenced near Sri Jayewardenepura University and reached Tunmulla Junction along High-level road.

Update : Wednesday, 01 April 2015 - 8:39
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Police fired tear gas to Uni. Students

Police fired tear gas and water cannons at a protest march organized by Inter University Students’ Federation at Colpetty this afternoon.

The University Students Federation organized this protest based on certain elements against free education including privatization of education and collecting money from schools.

The students’ protest march commenced near Sri Jayewardenepura University and reached Tunmulla Junction along High-level road.

Later they attempted to reach Temple Trees along the Galle Road.

According to a protestor, the police fired tear gas and water cannons to prevent them from entering Temple Trees.

Meanwhile, Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that steps were taken to disperse the protesters as they blocked the Galle Road during peak hours.

Meanwhile, protesting students were engaged in a sit-in-protest on Galle Road demanding the release of 5 fellow students who were arrested by the police.

A spokesman of the Colpetty police said that a group of university students were arrested during the tense situation which erupted between the protesting students and the police.

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