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* Sri Lanka university students take Vice Chancellor hostage
Fri, Jun 27, 2014, 12:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 26, Anuradhapura: A group of students of Sri Lanka's Rajarata University have taken hostage the Vice Chancellor and several lecturers.

Around 300 students have gathered outside and surrounded the Vice Chancellor's office demanding the University to lift its order to suspend several student leaders and taken the Vice Chancellor and the staff hostage.

A tense situation prevailed near the University as the riot police have arrived at the scene. Security has been tightened in around the Rajarata University, reports said.

Inter University Students' Federation issuing a press release said that the students had held a continuous protest demonstration for 199 days demanding the cancellation of the suspension of studentship of 28 students and eight other demands.

The Vice Chancellor of Rajarata University said that the students had not agreed to apologize to revoke the suspension of studentship.

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