Sri Lanka police clash with student protesters

STORY: Their main demand was the release of the Inter-University Students' Federation President, Wasantha Mudalige, who has been under detention for more than 150 days.

Mudalige played a major role in anti-government protests that led to the resignation of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The protesters were also demanding that President Ranil Wickremesinghe introduce measures to ease the economic burdens placed on the people as the country grapples with economic crisis.