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* Five student activists including IUSF convener arrested
Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 12:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 06, Colombo: A group of student activists including the Convener of the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) have been arrested in relation to the recent protest held along Parliament Road.

Five student activists including the Convener of the Inter University Students’ Federation Wasantha Mudalige and President of the Jayewardenepura University Students’ Union Amila Sandeepa have been arrested, said Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana.

They have been arrested by the Thalangama Police for holding a protest on August 03 near the Parliament against the Kotelawala Defense University Bill, seriously injuring the Maharagama Police OIC during the protest, damaging the road by burning a coffin and for violation of inter-provincial travel restrictions transporting people to Colombo in vans.

The Police have also seized three vans that transported the protesters.

The Inter University Students’ Federation said its convener, Mudalige was arrested when he was leaving the Sirasa TV in Ratmalana around 3.30 this morning after participating in a program.

The five suspects arrested are due to be produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court today.

 

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