Ruhunu uni declared out of bounds

2014-06-03 08:11:38

The Wellamadama Complex of the Ruhunu University was today declared out of bounds after a mob attack the students left eight of them injured.

The students -- who assembled at the Administration building on Monday night seeking safety after an unidentified gang had attacked several of them -- were notified by the university administration to vacate the premises by 1.00 p.m. yesterday after the Wellamadama Complex was declared out of bounds.

The Wellamadama Complex comprises four faculties -- Arts, Management, Science and Commerce with some 300 undergraduates attending them.

Students expressed concern over the sudden decision by the authorities and pointed out that instead of being provided security they were left vulnerable and at the mercy of unruly elements. The students blamed the university administration of throwing them into the streets at such short notice.

“A majority of the students are unable to go home because of the flood situation and can neither remain in the university. Despite our best efforts we were not allowed to meet the Vice Chancellor and voice our grievances,” Ruhunu University Students Union President Ashan Wijeyalath said.

The students accuse the university administration of having a hand in the assault and claim that the student’s lives are at grave risk. (Lakna Paranamanna, Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)

Pix by Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk

  Comments - 9

  • Anticleon Tuesday, 3 June 2014 08:50

    They arAe university students. Why cant they make a complaint at the UNHCR, and report it to all international bodies? That's the only way to at least have some hope for justice here.

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    Perfection Tuesday, 3 June 2014 09:52

    Agreedo- Perfecto- Implemento-NO human rightso-Only ANIMAL RIGHTSo....

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    dharmapala Tuesday, 3 June 2014 09:53

    Its OK. They weren't learning much anyway.

    Reply : 3       0

    GC Tuesday, 3 June 2014 11:36

    When there are pctures elsewhere in DM itself, why does this article contain words such as 'few students', "allegedly assualted", and "unidentified gang" ?

    Reply : 0       0

    Concerned Tuesday, 3 June 2014 11:48

    They came in gangs, they assaulted, created mayhem, university closed, students dispersed. Who will gain out of this? What will they gain and who is responsible? No body knows!

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    Saman Tuesday, 3 June 2014 11:48

    Sri Lanka is turning towards state terrorism. Only option for students is to seek International help. Please do complain to UNHRC, CW and EU offices.

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    Litmus Tuesday, 3 June 2014 11:50

    Out of bounds to students or politicians?

    Reply : 0       0

    Guruthuma Tuesday, 3 June 2014 16:07

    Seeni bola treatment. via DM iPad app

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    Nanga_mage Wednesday, 4 June 2014 11:02

    All because the Government wants to hold a tamasha inside the Uni campus.....!! Don't they have enough places to do this than inside a university? Shame, shame, shame!

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