Police use tear gas & water cannon to disperse protest in Nugegoda

June 7, 2023 at 4:23 PM

The Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a protest march carried out by the Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) near Nugegoda today.

The Police took measures to disperse the protesters near Wijerama Junction in Nugegoda this afternoon.

The IUSF protest is being held over several key demands, including the detention of its members Kelum Muddannayake and Dilshan Harshana, calling for an increase in the Mahapola Student Allowance, reduction in the cost of living, and the repealing of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). (NewsWire)