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::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's Tamil party expresses lack of faith in domestic probe to visiting UN official
-- [3 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's domestic probe into allegations over war expected to go beyond September
-- [24 minutes ago]
Significant challenges to press freedom still remain in Sri Lanka - international media mission
-- [35 minutes ago]
Tamils in eastern Sri Lanka protest Missing Persons Commission's hearings
Sri Lanka sending high-level delegation to Maldives to express concern over political crisis
Sri Lanka stock exchange to set up a Central Counterparty Clearing system
Sri Lanka, China committed to strengthen 'all weather friendship'
Sri Lankan PM orders to remove high-maintenance foliage wall from official residence
Top UN official visiting Sri Lanka holds discussions with President
Sri Lanka Freedom Party central committee to decide on constitutional reforms in a week

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.