Inter-University Students' Federation (IUSF) Convener Lahiru Weerasekara and Inter University Bhikkhu’s Federation (IUBF) Convener Tempitiye Sugathananda Thera were remanded till February 28 by Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today on charges of disobeying previous court orders and causing a public nuisance by holding a protest at the Kollupitiya junction on January 25, 2018 during Local Government elections.
The Police said the protesters had forcibly attempted to enter the Temple Trees.
The Magistrate observed that protesters had caused a huge traffic jam and were a public nuisance.
The police said that they had publicly announced the previous court order on not causing a public nuisance but the protesters continued to ignore it.
The two suspects had appeared in the Fort Magistrate's Court in connection with another case, but were directed by the police to stay back for the case on the protest because they were suspects in this case as well. (Shehan Chamika Silva)
These fellows are a real nuisance. They should be dealt with maximum possible sentence.
Man Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:05 PM
There is a plan to have an island wide strike, to cripple the activities of the government unless a General election is held, soon. So those trade union leaders, affiliated to the flower bud, must also be taken to custody, without delay, as those students were, to be fair and democratic. I doubt this action, by past experience. Very pathetic.
J R Rajasinghe Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:09 PM
oh Please stop spreading lies.
Summa Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:12 PM
Give them the maximum punishment as a deterrent to others as well. They survive on our hard earned tax money and they make nuisances to us. What a country we live-in !!
Scooby Doo Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:05 PM
If the government had taken right actions against this culprits,they might have gained more votes in the last LG election.
Deepal Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:12 PM
Give them maximum jail terms. People voted against the government in PC election was due to the lack of courage in taming decisions on wrong doers such as GMOA, IUSF, IUBF etc etc
parakrema Thursday, 15 February 2018 05:35 PM
Lock them up and throw away the keys.
aruna Thursday, 15 February 2018 08:38 PM
Majority of the Sri Lankans are law abiding citizens, except for politicians. Unfortunately Sri Lanka has party politics, or personality politics. Nothing is based on policies. Govts are not sincere.In any case if all the people especially a person who can gather 500 people, what would happen to the country?Only un influential people suffer. Keep these guy Cheewareadariya in prison for ever>
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