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* Sri Lanka's student union says deaths of student activists suspicious
Fri, Sep 28, 2012, 03:06 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's student union affiliated with the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Inter University Students' Federation says that the death of two of their activists in an accident is suspicious.

The two students who were organizing a march from Kandy to Colombo met with an accident at Imbulgoda in Gampaha area this morning as they were traveling in a motorcycle.

Local media reports said the motorcycle they were traveling ran off the road and hit a tree. The students have died while they were being transported to the hospital.

The deceased were Janaka Bandara Ekanayake of Kelaniya University and Sisitha Priyankara de Silva of Ruhuna University.

The Convener of the Inter University Students' Federation Sanjeeva Bandara says that the accident and the investigation regarding the accident are also suspicious.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said that the suspicions can be raised at the magisterial investigation regarding the deaths.

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