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Students of a reputed boys’ college in Colombo, who attempted to scale the walls of the Bishop's college in Colombo during the big match season, were taken in for questioning by the police.

When fourteen such students were produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate and Additional District Judge Priyantha Liyanage, he ordered that they be released on surety bails signed by their parents.

The Judge, admonishing the parents of these students, said that they should take measures to avoid a repetition of acts of this nature in the future.

The police, who were informed that a group of boys in coloured clothing were attempting to scale the walls of the girls’ college, had gone into action and arrested them after catching them in the act.

Police sources revealed that while there had been more than 400 students at the site at the time they arrived, they had only been able to apprehend 14 of them. They also said while there had been reports of similar instances of hooliganism witnessed at other schools in the Colombo District special arrangements had been made to provide police protection to girls' schools in the district until the 'big match' season concludes.

The magistrate had ordered the police to provide details of the errant students to the principals of their colleges. (Sumiththa Jayawickrama)

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  • Fassey Friday, 04 March 2016 10:23 AM

    Big match tradition or fever???

    Rajr Friday, 04 March 2016 11:00 AM

    We should stop accepting vandalism and vulgarity as part of our culture, be it big match or otherwise

    ela kolla Friday, 04 March 2016 11:29 AM

    Big matches should be banned..

    onlooker Friday, 04 March 2016 12:09 PM

    Yes, that is yahapalana

    Stunned Citizens Saturday, 05 March 2016 02:03 PM

    Boys will be boys, this tradition has been going on for decades. We have bigger fish to catch. Its always been clean fun, never any malice.

    Lucky Friday, 04 March 2016 01:42 PM

    Tradition continues..

    srikanth Friday, 04 March 2016 02:42 PM

    This is the very reason I back co-education. Let the boys and girls study together and understand each other.

    Dissa Saturday, 05 March 2016 04:42 PM

    To get rid of this band big matches via DM Android App

    Jinn Friday, 04 March 2016 04:42 PM

    Boys will be BOYS

    k.soysa Friday, 04 March 2016 04:44 PM

    Hats off to our excellent police! What an amazing feat! And see how FAST they moved, immediately on being alerted? I am really amazed at this efficiency and commitment.

    Veda-mama Friday, 04 March 2016 05:36 PM

    Is this the future generation of our beloved country? Get them to sweep the roads for behaving as rowdies.

    Henry Friday, 04 March 2016 05:42 PM

    Big or Small matches are played in Cricket Grounds and the cheering should be there. No one should take this opportunity to invade girls schools and such persons deserve a punishment. They are not cricket lovers. Do we experience this attitude when our National Team plays with another country?


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