Protesting students lifted

16 June 2010 08:04 am - 28     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Indika Sri Aravinda

A group of students from the Peradeniya University who attempted to stage a protest opposite the University Grants Commission (UGC) in Ward Place this afternoon were forcefully taken away by the police and abandoned at various locations, a Student Union Spokesman told Daily Mirror online.

The Spokesman said that 400 students were forcefully loaded into five buses by the police and driven away.

The Spokesman added that the students will now resort to taking legal action against the police over the incident. (Daily Mirror online)


Pic By Kushan Pathiraja 


  Comments - 28

  • Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:54 AM

    TDDC. A good idea but why not give the same test to those who sit in the Parliament calling themselves "law makers".

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:01 AM

    A free ride around the city,haaaaaaaa...........

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:11 AM


    It never happens in this country unless these students are engaged in terrorist activities. If you are so sure, please come up with some examples

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:22 AM

    you have a serious long as people like you llive in SL, its almost imposible to have lasting peace in SL

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 04:38 PM

    These are the jokers who waste the government's money - and only due to the district system, become qualified for Uni. They know that once out, they cannot find jobs, hence prolong their stay at Uni. This is one reason for Sri Lanka's brain-drain, as smart kids now go out of the country.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 08:13 AM

    No rights whatsoever in this country. Are we supposed to behave like controlled robots? A bunch of 'Yes' people?

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 06:54 PM


    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 08:16 AM

    Haaaaaaaa....!!!!.....Hats off cops.....good treatment for protesters....!!!

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 08:18 AM

    That's the best way to handle these goons.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 08:22 AM

    Hooray. Future leaders in action

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 08:29 AM

    If these were tamil students, both the bus and the children will go missing. The GOSL will issue a statement that investiagtions show that the children died while trying to swim out of the country due to dengue menace.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 08:42 AM

    May the protest menace end. Excellant Job by the Police. Next time, Lock them all

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 08:43 AM

    You are very correct my friend

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 08:44 AM

    Is this the democracy/freedom that we talk about

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 08:50 AM

    were they lifted in white vans?

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 08:58 AM

    very good serves them right. they should not waste thier time and effort and not destroy the hopes of their poor parents and get on with their studies without trying to resort to strikes and ragging (which is the other mennace)
    good job cops

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 09:04 AM

    Police.. we salute u... thanks for easing the traffic...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 09:06 AM

    Looks like the Chinese have taught us more things.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 09:17 AM

    There must be freedom to do demostrations/protests. But SL is an unofficial junta regime. On the other hand these university students are out of control and lost. its to much. They will have digrees eventually but those digrees will not have any value or knowledge. Wasting their priceless youth.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 09:19 AM

    Next time we can hear that "the students were forcefully taken away by some unidentified people and unable to findout what has happened to them".

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 09:21 AM

    do u still need evidence to identify the WHITE VAN operators

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 09:23 AM

    Protesters Lifted? I bet they were not too heavy.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 09:26 AM

    Looks like the Police force in this country is only capable of acting like voyeurs to find kissing couples, look for indecent posters, raid small local brothels and now kidnapping students . Wonder when are they going to become a real force to catch the rogues, cheaters, underworld figures, murderers etc. which should be their real job

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 09:29 AM

    And innocent method of desolving !!!! No fire, No tear gas, Very simple !!

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 09:39 AM

    It's better to do something rather than doing nothing, isn't it ??

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:03 AM

    the reason for the protest is not clear,then take sever action againts the protester.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:04 AM

    seriously man? when there are people like you how can Sri Lanka ever achieve real peace? you probably also think that the LTTE had the best educational institute in the world too right? i feel sad for people like you!

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:08 AM

    Not enough, it would have been better to cage them in Gall face green for 12 hours. Perhaps it would be more useful to give each student 100 English words to lean, while caged. Those who pass 80% vocabulary test at the end of the day, should be released first. Others should stay caged at Gall Face green until they get pass marks. Dear police, do some thing meaningful.

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