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Mar 01, 2020

22 uni. students remanded

The 22 university students arrested for protesting in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC) have been remanded until tomorrow (March 02).

The order was issued by the Colombo Additional Magistrate when the group of students was produced before the court.

Twenty-two university students including 2 monks have been arrested for protesting in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC) violating a court order obtained by the Police over acts of obstruction of the public.

The Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) commenced a satyagraha in front of the UGC on Thursday (February 27) demanding the removal of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ruhuna.

The police have told the students to leave the area immediately as the act of protest disturbs the public.

However, if they continue to protest in the area, legal action will be taken against them, stated Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ajith Rohana when he arrived at the scene yesterday (February 29).

IUSF Convener Ratkarawwe Jinaratana Thero has also been arrested along with the students.

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