Since this (24) morning the Police and the Military are responding to the march organised by the Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) from Colombo Fort to the Galleface Grounds today in a rather bizarre manner by blocking many roads in Colombo Fort by setting up GI pipes.
It was also seen that roadblocks with iron spikes were being set up in in some roads. A large number of Police personnel were being deployed throughout the city, resembling a preparation for an attack.
Since April 09, people in and around the Galleface premises have been staging peaceful protests with no giving in to violence, and today, the IUSF is simply joining these peaceful grounds within their rights. It would be a question as to why the Police and the Military are putting efforts at this gravity to prevent such a peaceful march.