The Inter University student Bhikkus Federation staged a protest in front of the Higher Education Ministry today.
The student Bhikkus protested against suppressing students Bhikkus under the guise of discipline, unresolved Bhikku hostel problem and ban of student unions.
The student Bhikkus started the protest in front of the Fort Railway Station and marched to the Higher Education Ministry via Technical Junction, Maradana and Deans Road.
Heavy traffic developed in these areas due to the protest march and later it spread to Ward Place as student Bhikkus started to protest in front of the Higher Education Ministry.
Later police intervened to take 10 student Bhikku representatives accompanied with the media to the Ministry Secretary.
The two parties ended their 30-minute discussion in futility, and heated words were exchanged between the two factions during the discussion.Related story published below :http://www.hirunews.lk/91734/heavy-traffic-around-u-g-c