Update: viharamaha devi park becomes a battleground with tear gas attacks (photos)

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 14:15

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Police is using tear gas on anti-SAITM protestors continuously at the moment.

It is visible that the tear gas bullets used on university students are used back on the police by the students again.

According to our correspondent, the Viharamaha devi park is seen as a battleground full of tear gas attacks now.

Thus, part of the Town Hall road has been blocked.

Moreover, people near the area has also been affected by this row.

update : - Wednesday, 17 May 2017 -17.30
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Police again has used tear gas on anti-SAITM protest march by IUSF.

Previuosly, tear gas was used on the protestors near Colombo Town Hall.

update : - Wednesday, 17 May 2017 -16.10


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Anti-SAITM protest march launched by the IUSF which commenced from Colombo Fort Railway Station in the afternoon has reached Union Place by now.

Hiru correspondent says that a heavy traffic is prevailed in Olcott Mawatha, D.R.Wijewardhane Mawatha and near Slave Island due to the protest march.

Meanwhile, Colombo Additional Magistrate, Chanima Wijebandara refused to issue an order as requested by Peliyagoda police, against anti-SAITM protest march by IUSF.

Moreover, the Cinnamon Garden police who had obtained a court order previously, failed to handover it to the IUSF members at the Colombo Fort Railway Station even though they tried to.

update : - Wednesday, 17 May 2017 -15.10
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Galle Face entry road has been closed from Lotus roundabout due to anti-SAITM protest march by Inter University Students' Federation.

Moreover, the police said that the traffic has been disrupted on Olcott Mawatha to Pettah and Colombo Fort, due to the protest march.

               


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