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More tear gas in Colombo as Sri Lanka detains 20 activists

Sri Lankan security forces fired teargas and water cannons once more in Colombo, as they arrested at least 20 activists on Thursday.

Hundreds of university students were demonstrating in Colombo at a rally organised by the Inter-University Student Federation (IUSF), as police with riot shields and batons pushed back protestors.

IUSF leader Wasantha Mudalige was amongst at least 20 activists taken into custody, according to Journalists for Democracy Sri Lanka.

Whilst 16 of the detained have been granted bail, at least four more remain in custody.

See more from JDS here.

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