Thousands of university students marched from University of Sri Jayewardenepura to Ministry of Higher Education in protest of privatization of free education this evening (3).

While the protest was organized by the Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF), members of Inter University Bhikku Students Federation and several other student bodies joined.

The protesters sat outside the University Grants Commission (UGC) demanding a meeting with the authorities.

Due to the protest heavy traffic was reported around Town Hall area.

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