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* Police fire tear gas and water cannons at University students protest in Sri Lanka
Wed, Mar 19, 2014, 06:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesting university students today in Colombo.

About 5,000 undergraduate students of Kelaniya University belonging to the Marxist student union, the Inter University Student Federation launched a protest march to Colombo today.

The police fired tear gas and water cannons at the students when they tried to reach the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo Fort.

However, the latest reports from Colombo say the students are still sitting on the road and continuing their protest.

The students were protesting against alleged plans of the government to privatize education and setting up private universities.

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