Sabaragamuwa undergrads attacked: 12 injured

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At least 12 students of the Sabaragamuwa University were injured when an unidentified gang hurled petrol bombs at the hut where they were protesting last night.

It was reported that the students who were protesting at Pabahinna junction on the Badulla-Colombo Road had been attacked by a group of masked men armed with clubs and swords.

About 12 students who were injured were admitted to the Pabahinna hospital and six of them were transferred to the Balangoda Base Hospital.

The Sabaragamuwa University was closed indefinitely last Sunday (05) after several female students had forced their way into the men’s hostel following an altercation over a hostel issue.(Text & pix by Prince Ratnayake)







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  • lankaputh Saturday, 11 October 2014 11:51 AM

    [quote name="Muthyavan."]Youth unrest is dangerous to democracy. Repetition of 1971 and 1983 should be never allowed to happen again. Dialogue is the best way to get things cool dawn. Newer use force or allow violence against to make things more dangerous . via DM iPad app[/quote]
    You are correct

    ruwan Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:18 PM

    when peaceful protesters are attacked with petrol bombs and swords there is no hope for the freedom of speech

    Kumara Sunday, 12 October 2014 12:29 AM

    Definitely they must have been attacked by the goons of SB. This is the freedom of expression in the miracle of Asia.

    Podi Putha Sunday, 12 October 2014 02:16 AM

    So according to SB elections will not held in near sooner. that why the attack took place. Police media spokesmen will say investigation are undergoing. but never concluded any such incidents in past.

    dulan Sunday, 12 October 2014 03:03 AM

    Amazing we have a govt that uses thugs to assault University students who are protesting peacefully. Terrorism is not a monopoly of terrorists , governments like ours are the biggest terrorists .

    Mm Saturday, 11 October 2014 05:02 AM

    What goes around comes around! They don't know the value of education!!!

    Suren Sarathkumara Saturday, 11 October 2014 05:08 AM

    Oh you are so gross! They are children.

    THANEEPAN Saturday, 11 October 2014 05:17 AM

    please stop attack the university student

    ANTON Saturday, 11 October 2014 05:21 AM

    THE ROOT CAUSE IS THAT THEY ARE GIVEN EDUCATION FREE OF CHARGE.

    podda Saturday, 11 October 2014 03:33 PM

    people who fight for their rights are rebels. people who steal others rights are patriots. you may criticize free education but remember if it wasnt there most of you would be sweeping some millionaires house instead of commenting. so have some respect. land of morons........... via DM Android App

    Ava Sunday, 12 October 2014 07:21 AM

    100% correct..

    Muthyavan. Saturday, 11 October 2014 04:01 PM

    Youth unrest is dangerous to democracy. Repetition of 1971 and 1983 should be never allowed to happen again. Dialogue is the best way to get things cool dawn. Newer use force or allow violence against to make things more dangerous . via DM iPad app

    Gura Saturday, 11 October 2014 04:57 PM

    Podda you are spot on. Our society is one that kicks the ladder away after reaching desired heights. If not for this ladder majority of the so called critics would be sweeping the roads. Its high time the authorities make a genuine effort to solve student issues. via DM iPad app


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