22 uni. students remanded for protesting despite court order
Posted on March 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

The 22 university students arrested for protesting in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC) have been remanded until tomorrow (March 02).

The order was issued by the Colombo Additional Magistrate when the group of students was produced before the court.

Twenty-two university students including 2 monks have been arrested for protesting in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC) violating a court order obtained by the Police over acts of obstruction of the public.

The Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) commenced a satyagraha in front of the UGC on Thursday (February 27) demanding the removal of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ruhuna.

The police have told the students to leave the area immediately as the act of protest disturbs the public.

However, if they continue to protest in the area, legal action will be taken against them, stated Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ajith Rohana when he arrived at the scene yesterday (February 29).

IUSF Convener Ratkarawwe Jinaratana Thero has also been arrested along with the students.

One Response to “22 uni. students remanded for protesting despite court order”

  1. ranjit Says:

    This is what we need. Rowdyism by students must be stopped. There should be some sort of discipline on the streets. No govt can allow any kind of student organizations to take law into their own hands and disturb the peace in the country. There should be a limit for all these ungrateful demands and protests. JVP is a rejected political party and people are fed up of their dirty tactics. People will definitely answer these reds with big “NO” in the coming general election. If people loves their motherland more than their stomachs they should reject all these treacherous political parties who were with yahapalanaya and give their support to the new president to carry on his programs for the sake of our people.
    I hope police will take care of wrongdoers according to the law and keep an eye on mischief makers from disturbing the peace. Lock these student rioters for two years maximum for their unjustified behaviour. We pay for them to study not to break the law. We should protect the good children from these red thugs and make our universities a safer education institutes for the betterment of education.

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