Sri Lanka University students Unions to protest today (October 16) afternoon in Colombo demanding government to release remanded student leaders.
Already Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) “Anthare” Convener Lahiru Weerasekara, Medical Faculty union leader Ryan Jayalath & student monks leader Tempitiye Sugathananda thero remanded. They were remanded on charges of Protesting despite court order.
University Students Protest march in Colombo October 10
Police used water cannon & tear gas to disperse the protest march. 3 arrested & 13 hospitalized following tear gas attacks.
Sri Lanka Major University students Union, Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) “Anthare” with the support of other university students to launched a massive Protest today October 10 afternoon in Colombo.
Protesters demanding, government to shut down Malabe SAITM Campus and release remanded students' including Medical Faculty student leader.
Protest heading towards Temple Trees and huge traffic reported in the area. Heavy Police protection can be seen.
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9 months boycotting lectures by government students, next few weeks crucial for government - Lahiru Weerasekara said during the march.
More than 6,000 medical undergraduates of state universities across Sri Lanka have been boycotting lectures since a court ruled in February that SAITM is operating legally.
Recently Sri Lanka government Take Over a private medical teaching hospital affiliated to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine or SAITM Malabe campus – the country’s first private medical college.
|Protest march in Colombo|