Eight students from the University of Peradeniya were arrested in the early hours of Wednesday while pasting posters, Inter University Students Union (IUSF) convener Sanjeewa Bandara said today.
These students had pasted posters pleading their Management Department to be made a faculty, Mr. Bandara said. According to him the Management faculty had a majority of the students of the Arts faculty although they were allocated the same amount of funds and resources as the other departments.
“The Peradeniya Department of management is long overdue to be made in to a faculty. In the same way as the Management faculty of the University of Colombo had faced before it was made a faculty,” Mr. Bandara said. According to him these management students haven’t adequate lecture room facilities to conduct their day to day lectures.
The students of the department launched a poster campaign to bring it to the notice of the authorities, Mr. Bandara said. (Sumaiya Rizvi)
Comments - 7
Ibnu Batuta Wednesday, 09 March 2011 06:05 AM
Pasting posters is a monopoly of blue politicians who contest elections. Didn't the students know this.....?????
sajee Wednesday, 09 March 2011 06:16 AM
IUSF , "Antaree" is trying hard to take a life of a student or two.
mod goviya Wednesday, 09 March 2011 06:41 AM
May be the University students are wrong. But don't they have the freedom even to paste a poster to express their views.
Citizen Wednesday, 09 March 2011 07:22 AM
So students get arrested even when they take a peaceful approach such as a poster campaign? If that is the case it's not surprising that many resort to more violence and unruly protests/riots
Percy Mandawala Wednesday, 09 March 2011 07:39 AM
Displaying posters is one of the good democratic way of expressing concern or against injustices without taking violent methods.
CW Wednesday, 09 March 2011 08:15 AM
Thugs in the making. Lock them up & throw away the keys.
ilumilatis Wednesday, 09 March 2011 09:46 AM
Is this isn't human rights violation ?
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