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By Krishan Jeevaka Jayaruk


Students of the Ruhunu university in Matara staged a ‘sit down’ protest in the Matara town this morning amidst a strong police and army presence, against the death of a university student.

The students had staged the walk towards the Matara bus stand and had attempted to walk towards the Matara police station but were prevented from doing so by riot police and the army.

The students later staged a two hour ‘sit down’ protest near the Matara bus stand before dispersing. The students were protesting over the death of their fellow student allegedly killed after being assaulted by police last month. (Daily Mirror online)






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  • Mohamed Shafraz Friday, 23 July 2010 08:50 AM

    In Sri Lanka action will be taken against criminals only if you protest. complaining is not enough

    Kung Tong Friday, 23 July 2010 09:04 AM

    First they must get proper advice from WW on how to conduct a protest.

    Edwardo Baltazar Friday, 23 July 2010 09:07 AM

    Rowdies should be dealt with heavy hands instead of soft...

    citizen1 Friday, 23 July 2010 09:15 AM

    What a state of affairs! We desperately need help.

    Aziz Mohammed Friday, 23 July 2010 09:23 AM

    When will this torture stop ?

    Rajitha Friday, 23 July 2010 10:14 AM

    the cause of the protest is just. can we expect the students to sit back when one of their fellow students is murdered by the police?

    Lanka Puthra Saturday, 24 July 2010 12:21 AM

    These students are privileged to have "free education." They must be in the class, not on the road. Unfortunately, they are being manipulated by vulturous politicians, mainly the JVP.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 23 July 2010 11:03 AM

    This is the time the Hon. MP for Matara should be present in his constituency to take care of the grievances of those who voted for him, rather than playing "pandu" overseas.

    I O sirisena Friday, 23 July 2010 07:58 AM

    Always there are two sides to the story. Police are wrong to hit students like animals, those who hit should be punished, but those students who act violently playing their part in others politcal agenda. They are there to get educated, but what they are doing is unacceptable.

    RF Friday, 23 July 2010 08:12 AM

    This is a very good example for the statement "Digging your own grave". I dont thing even now these students will stop protesting and do what they are supposed to do without wasting public money.....

    Ash Di Spentaneous Friday, 23 July 2010 08:39 AM

    all sri lankan universities should be closed and all of them should stop enjoying free-lunch in the expense of the tax-payers.


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