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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 18:50
Police use tear gas to disperse HND protest : One student hit by tear gas canister
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Police fired water cannon and tear gas at a protest march organized by the Inter Higher National Diploma Students’ Federation today (Jul 25).
 
The protest started from Punchi Borella citing several demands including the increase of Mahapola scholarship grant up to Rs. 5,000.
 
Police closed the Galle Face entry road from the Lotus roundabout when the protestors attempted to march towards the Presidential Secretariat and later fired water cannon and tear gas on the protest.
 
Meanwhile, a protesting student who received injuries during the tear gas attack was admitted to Colombo National Hospital.
 
A hospital spokesperson said that the injured student will undergo a surgery.

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