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Police arrest IUSF activist Veranga Pushpika


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An activist of the Inter-University Students Union and the 'GotaGoGama’, Anthony Veranga Pushpika has been arrested by the Colombo South Divisional Crime Detective Bureau (DCDB) today in connection with causing damages to public property during a recent protest near the Police Headquarters.

It was reported on social media that the activist who was returning on a bus after taking part in a demonstration in Colombo had been forcibly taken away by an unidentified group in a blue coloured jeep in Fort.

However, the OIC of the Colombo South Division said there was no truth in him being abducted. He said the police had taken him into custody and he will be produced in court by the Fort Police.

Veranga Pushpika was also the former President of Ruhunu Maha Shishya Sangamaya.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

  Comments - 26

  • Lion Wednesday, 27 July 2022 10:06 PM

    Great work.

    Preshi Rem Thursday, 28 July 2022 08:41 AM

    It’s great to have no right to speak?! Causing damage to building? Where is the arresting of those who caused damages to the economy?

    Dayawathie Thursday, 28 July 2022 03:40 AM

    Thanks Ranil. Restore law and order.

    dot Thursday, 28 July 2022 04:21 AM

    How do arrests take place in this democratic state ..Get people off planes by people in civilian clothes .Get people off buses .Is this the fall out of emergency law ?

    Asoka Thursday, 28 July 2022 04:44 AM

    Lock him up for a long time. These protesters need to be put away and the country needs to move forward

    Andrew Silva Thursday, 28 July 2022 05:07 AM

    Who was arrested when the parliament furniture was damaged to smithereens? Police says here damage to public property how about the damage done to the psyche of the young by the politicians and the armed forces it could be long lasting. We are creating a country of young people with mental conditions

    Lumbini Thursday, 28 July 2022 05:11 AM

    Ranil is showing his true color.

    Independent Thursday, 28 July 2022 06:08 AM

    Lock them up for years. Poor boys are brainwashed by the JVP who gets funded for creating chaos in the country. They are a trouble to the country. Their mindset is to protest and not to work. If they join the public sector they will create problems in their workplaces too as their mindset is that.

    roobarbie Thursday, 28 July 2022 06:20 AM

    OK it is abundantly clear now, that the Batalanda Alugosuwa has started his 2022 equivalent of the 1988-89 Bheeshana Yugaya. I hope this time, the public at large will deal with this monster in a decisive way. We do not live in the feudal era, which these baskets are trying to impose on us. The 120 odd that voted for the emergency declaration are the real enemies of the people. They want to save their own skins and it was clear that none of them talked about the suffering of the poor people in queues, only how to regulate and oppress demonstrators. Down with these evil rulers, and victory to the common people's struggle against the wicked politikkos.

    Punchi Thursday, 28 July 2022 06:21 AM

    The state apparatus is being used to silence legitimate opposition

    Ma Thursday, 28 July 2022 06:36 AM

    Arrest people in high places who incite violence too.

    Ma Thursday, 28 July 2022 06:42 AM


    Malij Thursday, 28 July 2022 06:48 AM

    There is no overnight remedy for this mess mainly created by the corrupt Rajapaksa's. Also violence and violent demonstrations will take us all down the precipice.

    Ma Thursday, 28 July 2022 06:52 AM

    We are moving fast towards a black hole thanks to a set of corrupt

    Malij Thursday, 28 July 2022 06:55 AM

    Country is doomed unless if they do not stop violent activities and work together to return the country to normalcy.

    Malij Thursday, 28 July 2022 06:58 AM

    Does IUSF represent the aspirations of majority of our people?

    Nm Thursday, 28 July 2022 07:11 AM

    The country saw what happened when they were occupying the Temple Trees, President's house .... We saw the carnage, destruction after they left. So give the government to them to rule us.

    ma Thursday, 28 July 2022 07:22 AM

    The extremists elements, are trying to project that the masses demonstrating against the economic crunch are their followers.

    ANTON Thursday, 28 July 2022 08:23 AM


    joshua Thursday, 28 July 2022 09:36 AM

    If they have damaged public property they have to be arrested. But the Parliament which is the highest authority in the country is full of thugs and robbers including the MR, Johnny, Basil etc. They are exempt from the law is it?

    Gayan Thursday, 28 July 2022 12:27 PM

    The carnage done by jarapaksa and Ranil needs to be addressed first, before arresting the youth on trumped up charges.

    Brain Thursday, 28 July 2022 12:48 PM

    These IUSF buggers are all leftist trouble makers. Free education and all they know is to call themselves activists. My arse.

    Sambo Thursday, 28 July 2022 01:22 PM

    From recently the police is taking people into custody as at will and no reason or documents or arrest warrants. Is this the government of Ranil W.

    KM Rafeek Thursday, 28 July 2022 01:24 PM

    Country is sinking. Masses are suffering. Leaders with power enjoying.

    Anne Karunaratne Thursday, 28 July 2022 01:54 PM

    Law and order should be restored. It's about time!

    bimal Thursday, 28 July 2022 02:18 PM

    to all those crying foul and demanding a system change- how are you going to ensure that no one votes for any of the Rajapaksha's at the next election

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