Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka student union accuses government of creating clashes among student groups
Fri, Jan 18, 2013, 09:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 18, Colombo: A student union affiliated with Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated has accused the government of trying to create clashes among students unions in universities to prevent any united action against its education policies.

The Socialist Students Union (SSU) has called on students not to fall into the government's trap of creating clashes among students groups.

Issuing a statement, SSU National Organizer Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa has noted that all students must rally to defeat the government's attempt to privatize the country's education sector and suppress the student movements.

He has pointed to several incidents where university students' union leaders have been attacked.

He has said that a gang of thugs had arrived in a 'Defender' vehicle on the 16th night and had attacked Harsha Gunawardene, the President of Students' Council at Ruhuna University. Gunawardene was admitted to Matara Hospital for treatment for injurious sustained due to the attack.

On another occasions, about two weeks ago the former President of the Students' Council of Kelaniya University Comrade Suranjith Bandara was subjected to a similar attack where a gang of thugs had arrived in trailer bicycles, assaulted him and fled.

A clash had also been allegedly created between the students of the Engineering Faculty and those of the National Diploma in Technology at the Moratuwa University allowing the administration to temporary close down the University.

"We call upon the student community to rally to defeat government's attempt to privatize education and suppress the student movement. We also call upon students not to get involved in petty clashes that are maneuvered in universities but to stand together," Dr. Jayatissa has observed.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
CA Sri Lanka offering CPFA qualification for senior public servants
-- [26 minutes ago]
UN scales up support to Sri Lankan government's peacebuilding and development agendas
President to instruct Provincial Councils on spending their allocations based on priority of development
Sri Lanka judiciary rules financial crime investigating unit is legal
High level ministerial meeting to counter drug trafficking in Colombo on 29 October
Sri Lanka Central Bank teams up with Inland Revenue Department to fight money laundering, terrorist financing
Sri Lanka government values the work of the United Nations in the country - Foreign Minister
Sri Lanka's Northern Province Chief Minister refuses to hoist LTTE flag at an event in London - report
Norwegian tall ship Sørlandet visits Sri Lanka's Port of Colombo
Cricket legends Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene join EU in Sri Lanka to raise awareness in violence against women

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.