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* Sri Lanka police to arrest students participated in the protest defying court order
Thu, May 8, 2014, 10:16 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's police say that measures will be taken to arrest the university students who defied a court order and staged a protest outside the Sri Lankan President's official house, Temple Trees, Wednesday.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told media that the police are currently inspecting the video footage of the protest march.

The Colombo High Court considering a motion filed by the Cinnamon Gardens Police issued the order for the students to refrain from holding protest marches on Colombo's busy streets inconveniencing the public and causing traffic congestion.

Despite the court order, the undergraduate university students belonged Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF), and the undergraduates of the Allied Health Sciences (AHS) Degree Program at Rajarata University commenced a protest march at the staged the protest in front of the Temple Trees on the Galle Road.

The protest marched commenced in front of the University Grants Commission in Ward Place and made its way through Thunmulla Junction and Bambalapitiya on to Galle Road and proceeded to the Temple Trees where the students staged a sit-in protest demanding to meet the President.

The section of the road from the Kollupitya junction to the Galle Face Roundabout was closed for the traffic.

The students demanded to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss the government's decision to reduce the length of the AHS Degree Program. They urged the government not to reduce the period of the four-year course to three years.

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