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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