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* Sri Lanka's university students' body opposes arrest of 16 of its members
Fri, May 16, 2014, 11:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 16, Colombo: A university students' body in Sri Lanka has today objected to the arrest of 16 of its members in Colombo.

Convener of the Inter University Students' federation (IUSF), Najith Indika told the media that 16 IUSF members were arrested by the Slave Island and Kirulapona police.

He said that four students were arrested in Kirulapona while 12 others were arrested in Slave Island. He accused the police of arresting the students on false charges.

According to Indika, Police had not had in its possession a warrant for their arrest.

He charged that the arrest of the 16 students without a warrant was similar to abduction.

The police last week said they would arrest the university students who defied a court order and staged a protest outside the Sri Lankan President's official house, Temple Trees, on May 7th.

Meanwhile, IUSF members and students studying for the Allied Health Science (AHS) Degree at Rajarata University held a protest today over the reduction of the course duration from four years to three years.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka police to arrest students participated in the protest defying court order

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