Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Students of Rajarata University in Sri Lanka defy court order, continue with sathyagraha
Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 11:45 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 18, Colombo: A Satyagraha (sitting-in protest) launched by a group of students of Sri Lanka's Rajarata University continued for the 70th day despite a court directive to discontinue the protest.

Secretary of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) which is behind the protest has told local media the allegation that the students have assaulted a youth in the village was a rumor aimed to disrupt their protest and the campaign will continue until their demands are met.

Mihinthale Police said a 20-year-old youth from Ambathalawa in Mihinthale yesterday lodged a complaint that he was assaulted by the protesting students. The youth has been admitted to the Mihinthale Hospital after lodging the complaint with the police.

The students are protesting the banning of 27 students from attending lectures and demanding the authorities to reinstate the suspended colleagues.

The Mihinthale Police had on Thursday (13) dismantled a platform set up by the university students in front of the university for the protest following a Court Order by the Anuradhapura Additional Magistrate and arrested eight students.

The students were later released on bail by the Anuradhapura Magistrate after warning them not to engage in the protest that disrupts public peace.

However, the students will continue their struggle until their demands are met, the student union representative has said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Browns Hotels and Resorts of Sri Lanka to develop four-star hotel in Maldives
-- [12 minutes ago]
India to supply two naval offshore patrol vessels to Sri Lanka - report
-- [32 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse university students' march
-- [51 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Sinhala Buddhist extremist group to contest for the upcoming elections
-- [1 hour and 3 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka External Affairs Minister defends ministry secretary against 'unfounded allegations'
-- [1 hour and 38 minutes ago]
Iran calls for expanding politico-economic relations with Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Opposition lawmakers on fact finding mission attacked in Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
EU General Court says ruling to lift sanctions on LTTE is a legal ruling not a political decision
-- [8 hours ago]
Asia Foundation and Justice Ministry assess land disputes in Sri Lanka's Northern and Eastern Provinces
-- [8 hours ago]
Tamil organization seeks MOU between Sri Lanka and India to facilitate return of Tamil refugees
-- [9 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.