Police use tear gas and water cannon on IUSF protesters

Inter University Students Federation during an anti government protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka

(AP Photo / Eranga Jayawardena)

Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) protesters near the World Trade Centre at the Galle Face Green.

IUSF commenced a protest march near the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo this afternoon.

Heavy traffic was also reported in the area.

Inter University Students Federation during an anti government protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka

(AP Photo / Eranga Jayawardena)

Inter University Students Federation during an anti government protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka

(AP Photo / Eranga Jayawardena)

Inter University Students Federation during an anti government protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka

(AP Photo / Eranga Jayawardena)

Inter University Students Federation during an anti government protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka

(AP Photo / Eranga Jayawardena)

Inter University Students Federation during an anti government protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka

(AP Photo / Eranga Jayawardena)

Inter University Students Federation during an anti government protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka

(AP Photo / Eranga Jayawardena)

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