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::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Procedure announced for foreign passport holders traveling to Sri Lanka's North
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army to take control of relief centers for landslide victims
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Carson group completes acquisition of Millers Brewery
-- [3 hours ago]
Controversial Sri Lankan Minister's son assaulted at night club
-- [3 hours ago]
Lee Hedges Investments enters into lease agreement with Sri Lanka's UDA for a mixed development project
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch two projects to enhance power sector capacity
-- [5 hours ago]
India to contest Sri Lanka court's death sentences of fishermen through legal process
Sri Lanka to establish a new Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) to monitor fishing boats
India pledges Rs.10 million as immediate relief for Sri Lanka landslide victims
Sri Lanka national carrier receives first of six new A330-300 on order

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.