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J’pura Uni students protest as thief enters girls’ hostel

3 July 2016 10:47 pm - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Inter-University Students Federation and University Students' Union of Jayewardenepura University launched a massive protest today over an incident that had taken place on Saturday night where a thief had allegedly entered a girls’ hostel.

Sources said this most unpleasant incident took place at a girls’ hostel of the Jayewardenepura University Arts Faculty, which was occupied by sophomores.

Meanwhile, University Students’ Union President Prabath Chaturanga said a thief had entered the girls’ hostel, a four storey building occupied by more than 300 students, on Saturday and stolen eight mobile phones.

“The thief had entered the hostel which is located outside the University premises through the broken doors and windows that did not have latches. However, when a girl who was disturbed by her sleep suddenly woke up in the middle of the night and noticed him, he had immediately resorted to escape,” he said adding that the only female security officer who was on duty that day failed to catch him because she had been in deep sleep.

He claimed that they were protesting in order to urge the relevant authorities to ensure the security of the female students by taking necessary actions. Sources said the students of the university lodged a complaint with the police regarding this issue.

However, it is reported that no girl was harassed or injured by the thief. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 19

  • Thaya Monday, 04 July 2016 06:26 AM

    Not sure why a Protest necessary at this time. We need to allow at-least couple of days to ascertain police action. Wonder of state uni

    Premalal Monday, 04 July 2016 06:33 AM

    There is no proof that the thief is an outsider. The slumber of the lady security officer however is a grave situation.

    Known Monday, 04 July 2016 06:33 AM

    Definitely Art faculty boys work.Ask them who broke the milk shop where in front of gym canteen now the owner of shop has put up a board saying thieves there is nothing inside shop at night.They drink smoke weeding after 8pm.shame shame shame. via DM Android App

    ANTON Monday, 04 July 2016 07:29 AM


    Skooby Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:05 AM


    kk Monday, 04 July 2016 07:50 AM

    How is it. THIEF...we believed. via DM Android App

    Marie Monday, 04 July 2016 08:08 AM

    OK, but why the protest. PROTESTS seem to be the Only form of communication between the students and the authorities. Pathetic.

    Unchikun Monday, 04 July 2016 08:35 AM

    Very childish. Sad to say they are undergrads.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 04 July 2016 08:47 AM

    Our future educated graduate generation presumes that even if their is a robbery which is a case for the Police and Hostel Authorities, that a public protest is the solution to such incidents. No wonder this country is gradually sinking.

    Huna Monday, 04 July 2016 08:52 AM

    Must be one of them

    Appu Monday, 04 July 2016 09:14 AM

    anything else these undergards can do other than protesting via DM Android App

    Arnold Monday, 04 July 2016 09:47 AM

    They get every thing free from LKG to university. What next??? Spoon feed them? Let them pay and get their own security for heavens sake.

    daily boru Monday, 04 July 2016 01:28 PM

    the must have been an ex-student. they know how to break in to buildings.

    Lawry Monday, 04 July 2016 01:52 PM

    Why should they not protest. The GMOA protests when they can't manage their own private lives. I can't put my child in school so protest. Next will be me having loose motion. Protest!!!!!

    Kasun Monday, 04 July 2016 12:56 AM

    Only solution that present generation knows is protest or violence. Why can't they behave like adults and discuss with authorities potential solutions? Seems like political forces manipulating the students to just cause disturbances. Absolute waste of free education.

    annoyed Monday, 04 July 2016 01:30 AM

    Free hostels... now asking for more. Once graduated...then start fighting for more free things.

    Lanka Perera Monday, 04 July 2016 01:31 AM

    When thieves come others usually complain to the police and improve vigilace. These people protest...What is wrong with them?

    melda Monday, 04 July 2016 02:53 AM

    is this something to protest yes it is a serious concern. but there are other ways to get authoritys attention. seems they were waiting fr a reason to protest. via DM Android App

    Just Another Citizen Monday, 04 July 2016 05:10 AM

    What about ragging, how come they don't protest when that happens?

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