University Student Strike – Fort, Sri Lanka

Posted: August 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

According to DailyMirror a protest by university students opposite the Fort Railway station which caused severe traffic congestion in the Fort area compelling the closure of Olcott Mawatha and the road opposite the Fort Railway Station. Police and the Riots squad (They looked like the riot squad, Anyway i am not sure) were also there. It rained hard in the Fort area, but the protesters continued to protest despite the rain.

I was there at Fort today and was able to capture some pictures of this protest. I uploaded some of the pictures because none of the other media institutions hasn’t published any information about the protest.

I also recorded some video clips, but CBB to upload.

  1. Patta Pal says:

    Thanks for the pics. It was the IUSF protest. While I have absolutely no truck with the IUSF and DO NOT support their agenda, I do support their desire to reopen the Universities that have been closed and for a resolution to the Academics dispute. The speed with which the Govt, seems to operate does not bode well for the future of Education and every action that is taken to speed it can only yield positive results, though there is a certain amount of disruption that takes place for which only the state must take responsibility for procrastination.

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