Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka state doctors end strike amid heavy protest from public
-- [7 hours ago]
Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka formally declared landmines Free
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 8 Indian fishermen for poaching in island waters
Sri Lanka to purchase rice from three countries to stabilize local market
Sri Lanka PM seeks plans to attract more tourists next three years
Pakistan awards prestigious Jinnah Scholarships for Sri Lankan Youth
Democratic government cannot keep mum at a time a minor extremist group has taken people hostage - Sri Lanka FM
New Sri Lanka Police Media Spokesperson appointed
Sri Lankan Navy, Air Force officers train on Indian Navy Dornier craft
IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara remanded until July 5

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.