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Sri Lankan police fire tear gas and water cannons as protests continue

Sri Lankan police have fired tear gas and water cannons against protestors at Peradeniya University, as anti-government protests continue to flare.

The protest was organised by the Peradeniya University Students’ Union and is currently taking place in Kandy.

A heavy Sri Lankan security presence was reported as hundreds of protestors gathered this morning.

The protest is the latest in a series of anti-government protests, that has seen president Gotabaya Rajapaksa declare a curfew and state of emergency across the island.

Watch live footage from the protest below.

More to follow

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