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* University students union in Sri Lanka seeks legal action against police over assault on students
Thu, May 22, 2014, 10:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 22, Colombo: The Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF) of Sri Lanka has vowed action against the police and prison officials responsible for detaining and assaulting Allied Health Science (AHS) undergraduates last week.

Convener of the IUSF, Najith Indika has said that while many students sustained injuries due to the assault, two of the students were not provided timely medical attention despite severe injuries.

While four students were taken to hospital, two others - including the activist, who had an injury directly below his eye was not taken to hospital, but were taken to prison.

Indika said the IUSF will take strict action against these assaults, and take it to the highest of officials.

When the case was taken up before courts, the Colombo Fort Magistrate had demanded to know how the students had been inflicted with such injuries by the police.

The Magistrate had also warned the police against committing such acts of violence against students in future.

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