Thu, 30 Mar 2023 Today's Paper

Protest outside UGC premises 22 undergrads further remanded


3 March 2020 12:01 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Yoshitha Perera and Farook Thajudeen 

Twenty-two undergraduates including Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Convener Ven. Rathkarawwe Jinaratana Thera were yesterday ordered to be further remanded till March 16 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate. 

They were arrested on February 29 for protesting outside the University Grants Commission (UGC) violating a court order obtained by the police on the charges of obstructing public movement. 
The IUSF launched a ‘Satyagraha’ on February 27 outside the UGC premises urging the removal of the Ruhuna University Vice Chancellor and of CCTV cameras from the campus premises. 

When DIG Ajith Rohana arrived at the venue on February 29, he apprised the students of the court order and requested them to call off the protest. 

  Comments - 0

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Import of South Indian eggs: Sri Lanka walks on Indian eggshells

With the increase in egg prices the government decided to import eggs to regu

Wokeism: Is it destructive, or are you afraid of change? A response

In order to critically discuss a movement, we must first understand its etymo

Defeat in Ananthapuram Battle denoted the LTTE’s end

Many battles were fought during the long war between the Sri Lankan armed for

Wokeism: A Weapon of Mass Destruction?

When can one say they’ve had enough of being in a state of ‘wokeness’ a