Students go to HRC

29 July 2010 08:38 am - 20     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Inter-University Student Federation filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission today in connection with the death of Ruhunu University student Susantha Bandara and the arrest of eight other students.

The Federation’s Convener, Udul Premaratne said they will take whatever measures necessary to see that the police hold an impartial investigation into Susantha’s death.

The police initially declared that the death was due to natural causes and later said that another university student was responsible for the death. Meanwhile the mother of the victim after her first statement later went on record stating that the police was responsible for the cause of her son’s death.

According to the student union the victim was assaulted at the Ruhunu University, Maddewatta hostel premises on July 18. Bandara was hospitalized at the Diyatalawa Hospital and then transferred to the Badulla Hospital where he passed away.

  Comments - 20

  • JJ Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:25 AM

    General public also should complain to HRC for not having the freedom to go about on our daily chores due to number of protests held by the idiots of this IUSF. They are not only wasting our tax money, they also waste millions of public money by blocking roads, and holding the general public to ransom. Shame on them. Why cant the govt ban the IUSF? You go to university to study, not to do petty politics.

    nandasena Thursday, 29 July 2010 01:43 PM


    You go to university to study, not to die!!

    thusi Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:34 PM

    WOW......They are filing cases against themselves.......

    thusi Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:37 PM

    This is beause all of the JVP were from nter-University Student Federation.....They always been together as well.....

    Lionheart Friday, 30 July 2010 03:40 AM

    Do you realy know about these student unions. we have witnessed it while we are in the university. They are doing JVP contracts

    Saradial Friday, 30 July 2010 04:08 AM

    FYI: its obvious Inter-University Student Federation is JVP

    Karthik Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:05 AM

    Waste of time... HRC is a dead parrot

    Sanka Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:13 AM

    Government must stop this mad students who are using JVP to gain their political activities.

    RajasH Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:17 AM

    Not sure. The students may get a better hearing than the Tamils.

    buddhi Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:17 AM

    why still people consider Udul Premaratne as a student, he is a politician.

    pj Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:17 AM

    The HRC in Sri Lanka is better known as "The guard of milk and thick friend of the cat (in power).

    RIYADH Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:25 AM

    I am not JVP supporter... but why do most of us have to lable these student are JVP? these students have right to know what happend to Susantha... let the Goverment answer..

    IW Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:26 AM

    Being Tamil it clear all over the world, you'll get a better hearing.

    Josh Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:27 AM

    is there a HRC in SL???

    AMICUS Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:35 AM


    Sicillain Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:56 AM

    Don't these thugs have any other job.

    Practical Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:29 AM

    What?? :O Are there Tamils in Sri Lanka? Did not know that.

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