A protest march organized by the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) today (3) in Matara has brought traffic on the Colombo-Matara main road to a complete standstill.
The protest march has been organized to demand the arrest of the police officers responsible for the death of a third year student at the Ruhina University late last month.
Thousands of university students have reportedly participated in the protest.
The protestors are to march towards the Matara Polcie demanding the arrest of the police officers who have allegedly assaulted Susantha Bandara on June 18 eventually resulting in his death last month.
The army, riot police and a special police contingent have reportedly been deployed in and around Matara town.