The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today condemned the teargas and baton charge carried out by the police on the university students who were engaged in a protest march organised by the Inter University Student Federation (IUSF).
Addressing a press conference, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said the IUSF students did not engaged in a fight with the government or the police, but only held a peaceful protest for a very reasonable demand.
“The government treated them as criminals and attacked them in inhuman manner. Around 20 students were injured and another ten were taken into custody. We condemn the government’s attack on those who engaged in a reasonable struggle,” he said.
He also requested the government to release the arrested students unconditionally.
Further, he said the political parties including JVP, many trade unions, doctors, parents and students started an anti-SAITM struggle as it was a money spinning institution.
He said without listening to the public the government attempts to safeguard SAITM and suppress the public opinion using the law suits power.
“We don’t have any issues with SAITM. All these efforts to close down the institution as it is a step towards selling the state education. That is why it should be defeated,” he said.
He said time to time the government is suppressing the public opinion in different ways and taking interim orders to carry out attack on people. This clearly shows the violation of the rule of law of this country.
Therefore, the authorities should stop suppressing the public and to resolve the issues amicably through discussions. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
Sujan Friday, 19 May 2017 06:20
Do you suggest allow IUSF to greatly inconvenience the public an attack public law-enforcement ? How do you expect to rule a country with these idiotic views.?
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AjithZ Friday, 19 May 2017 06:58
You expect the government to keep a blind eye and allow them to continue with this disruptive work? Everyone knows that IUSF is an extended arm of JVP and both want to create as much trouble as possible. You will never win the hearts of the majority.
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Shelly. Friday, 19 May 2017 07:00
No wonder. They too are supposed to get the same treatment. via DM Android App
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surasena Friday, 19 May 2017 07:09
Dear Comrade,Why you don't condemn the IUSF for violating the law of this land. The Convener of IUSF shall be arrested for contempt of court, and you hardly understand what is law as prefer to rely on "Kangaroo Courts".
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Don Juan Friday, 19 May 2017 07:27
Former President JR Jayawardna, once said that the JVP would be a permanent dark cloud over Sri Lanka
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Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 19 May 2017 07:47
You guys have no responsibilities of running the country and just keep finding faults with whatever the government do. You guys are time wasters and problem creators. Government has a duty and responsibility to make sure that the general public is look after and run the country smoothly. JVP's job is to rouse the students, bring them to roads for protests and at the end these students will be a burden to the country and for which JVP is the cause. People of this country is well aware of your motive and this is the one and only reason people don't give the power to you. It's high time for you to change your way of stupid thinking.
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Don Friday, 19 May 2017 08:55
So money spinning out of the country is OK Isnt that against the JVP platform via DM Android App
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sujata Friday, 19 May 2017 08:58
the JVP is the cause for these students to get tear gased
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Don Friday, 19 May 2017 09:00
IUSF is the student faction of JVP GMOA. Now JVP could prepare the nomination list out of these hooligans.From the inception of JVP, they have not done anything to poor people but they are behnd every protest against the poor people.
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suresh Friday, 19 May 2017 09:05
As the public we wish to go back home after a hard days work. When these people sit on their backsides on the road and inconvenience others we dont expect the police to sit and wait. We dont need a govt for that
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kautilya Friday, 19 May 2017 09:18
Student demonstrators were attacked because the violated the Court order. What you wants is that the "Law of the Jungle" to prevail.
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JAN Friday, 19 May 2017 09:46
JVP you have killed mass peoples in 19731989 Like Gestapo Now you all want to stop this What about Motorists Travellers getting Hardships via DM Android App
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Bala Friday, 19 May 2017 16:12
Public are not surprised. They would be surprised if you JVP do not praise violence and hooliganism. This is your creed.
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Nihal Gunatilake Friday, 19 May 2017 16:12
Hello - Police attacked thugs and law breakers - who have no respect to the rule of law -NOT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. bye - Nihal Gunatilake
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TONY Friday, 19 May 2017 17:43
SO THE JVP IS FOR VIOLENCE CAUSING DESTRUCTION AND DISTURBANCE TO THE PUBLIC
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