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1 April 2011 03:30 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Inter University Students Federation (IUSF)has called for a UN intervention against the alleged suppression on university students right in Sri Lanka.

IUSF today handed over a letter addressed to the UN office Colombo calling for its intervention to stop the alleged harassments of students. IUSF Convener Sanjeewa Bandara told Daily Mirror that they handed over the letter seeking intervention and to create awareness on the alleged harassments which the students have to undergo from the hands of the authorities.

In its letter the IUSF said the university students have to undergo harassments from the higher education authorities and the government as a whole. It said such assessments have been prevailing for the last 3 decades and they were unleashed by the governments in the past.

The union had alleged that nearly 300 students have been suspended from the universities over false accusations at the recent times. They also alleged that 50 students have been arrested. In addition they said in the latter there have been many attacks on the students’ protests injuring some of them. (Yohan Perera)                         

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  Comments - 5

  • local boy Saturday, 02 April 2011 05:02 AM

    lol, are they university students or jvp goons ? looks at their faces

    Leslie Saturday, 02 April 2011 05:13 AM

    Our Government must be ashamed that organistaions are increasingly turning outside to find solutions to their problems.

    robinson Saturday, 02 April 2011 07:51 AM

    I can't imagine what would be the situation, if this has happended to the students under a UNP government. What a country!

    lalith Wije Saturday, 02 April 2011 01:03 PM

    This is bad. When foreigners ask for UN intervention it cannot be accepted as it is foreign intervention but when Sri Lankans ask for UN intervention it reflects badly on the country.

    LASANTHAW Saturday, 02 April 2011 01:55 PM

    well don boys keep it up . no way.

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