Multiple arrests during university student protest in Kelaniya

by Staff Writer 09-03-2023 | 10:36 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); Six university students who were arrested during Wednesday (8) night's protest at the Kelaniya University will be produced to the Mahara Magistrate on Thursday (9).

Sri Lanka Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a group of university students at the Kelaniya University premises. This protest commenced at around 9 PM on Wednesday (8).

This protest was organized against the arrest of Student Leader Kelum Mudannayake, and Student Activist Dilshan Harshana, and the students demanded their immediate release.

Though tear gas and water cannons were used multiple times to disperse the protesting students, they continued to engage in the protest until midnight.

One lane along the Colombo - Kandy main road was completely blocked due to the protest, disrupting the movement of traffic.