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* Sri Lankan court issues arrest warrants on 15 students from the Kelaniya University
Thu, Mar 20, 2014, 11:47 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has issued warrants to arrest 15 students attached to the Kelaniya University.

The Mahara Chief Magistrate issued the arrest warrants on the university students for allegedly disturbing the peace by holding a protest march despite a court order forbidding it.

The arrest warrants were issued as the university students had failed to present themselves in Court following a complaint that they had gone ahead with the protest.

About 5,000 undergraduate students of Kelaniya University belonging to the Marxist student union launched the protest march to Colombo Wednesday.

However, the police fired tear gas and water cannons and dispersed the protesters when they tried to reach the Presidential Secretariat.

The protest march was organized by the Inter University Student Federation (IUSF) over several issues faced by the country's education and higher education sectors including the slashing of budgetary allocations to the country's education sector.

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