3 Students of Inter University Students Federation arrested
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 8:41
3 students were arrested yesterday during the rally the Inter-university Students’ Federation had organized based on seven main demands including the safeguarding of free education.
Police said that these students had been arrested due to their riotous behaviour.
The police resorted to a tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protest march.
That was in the vicinity of the Colombo Lotus Roundabout.
Subsequently they marched past Peliyagoda and Dematagoda, proceeded across Maligawatta up to Technical Junction and from there arrived at Colombo Fort and tried to move up to the President’s Secretariat.
On this occasion the police resorted to tear gas and water cannons.
Not dispersing even after tear gas and water cannons were used, the students continued to stay in the vicinity of the Lotus Roundabout even till night yesterday.
Inter-University Students’ Federation convener Lahiru Weerasekera expressing his views to media after the end of the protest had this to say.