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Tear gas fired on unemployed graduates

Pictures by Lalith Perera

Police fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse a group of protestors near the Lotus Roundabout in Colombo.

The group comprising mainly of unemployed graduates gathered near the Lotus Roundabout blocking traffic.

The Lotus Road had been temporarily closed owing to the protest with riot police personnel and barricades placed near the roundabout blocking the path of protesters.