Tear gas fired at IUSF protesters at Polduwa Junction

A tense situation is reported at the Polduwa Junction near Diyatha Uyana in Battaramulla amidst an anti-government protest march organized by the Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF).

The police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters who attempted to advance through the barricade set up at the junction.

The demonstration commenced in front of the Sri Jayewardenepura University and proceeded towards Rajagiriya on the High-Level Road through Nugegoda Junction.

Heavy traffic was also reported at the Nugegoda Junction this evening as a result of the protest march.