The Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) today rejected the news that several Police personnel were injured in a clash between the university students and the Police during the recent protest march at Kollupitiya.
It also rejected the media release issued by the Prime Minister’s office saying that it allowed IUSF representatives to take part in a discussion.
IUSF convener Najith Indika said that it was a fabricated story to divert peoples’ attention from the issue.
He said that the clash had created a bad impression on the government.
“We completely reject the news that is spreading about a clash between the Police and university students. We can prove that no Police personnel were injured in the incident. This is a fabricated story to divert peoples’ attention from the real issues,” he said.
Indika said they were not granted any opportunity to participate in any discussion as claimed by the Prime Minister’s office.
He said the attack was launched on the students not to disperse them but it was a planned revenge attack.
He said that they would take legal action against the Police for firing tear gas on the students violating the laws.
“It is illegal to fire tear gas canisters lower than 45 degrees but the Police had fired directly on the students. Several students were injured hit by the cylinders of tear gas canisters. Three of them are still undergoing treatment at the National Hospital in Colombo and the Balangoda Hospital,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)
Comments - 4
Nims Friday, 03 April 2015 03:46 AM
Common guys, stop politics and do your studies well and serve the nation. Most of you are paid the Mahapola Scholarship which funded by the taxpayers of motherland.
Janaka Friday, 03 April 2015 04:12 AM
Najith Indika is a political henchman dancing to the tune of a politician. Unfortunately, a set of less experienced new comers start believing him and following. This guy will either join main stream politics later on or get a job backed politically. Eventually he will have a career and the poor followers are desserted. These guys exist throughout the history. Being there, done that, now we know the difference. To the followers, you have got one in a lifetime opportunity to do a service to the country. Get the hell out of dirty politics and build an intellectually sound society and watch how the dirty politicians go out of business including Nadith. Have you ever wonder why convener never gets injured in the clashes? He is just sacrificing the followers.
hutas lander Friday, 03 April 2015 09:59 AM
When they protested MR govt students are justified. Now everyone advise them to study. All must do is to give them their facilities and promised Mahapola first. Then modernise all unis to International standard. Then no one will talk or protest.
Chris Friday, 03 April 2015 06:25 AM
Were these students given all these promises they are asking now when they entered the Uni? They are a menace to the public and should be sacked for the greater good of society.
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