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Clash at University of Sri Jayewardenepura 1 Security Officer Injured
Clash reported at University
of Sri Jayewardenepura between group of students and security officers today evening. It is
reported that one Security Officer injured and hospitalized. A group of students from the university hostel had
reportedly attacked the security post at the entrance at around 8.10pm with
One security guard was injured from the attack and has
been admitted to the hospital, Mirihana Police said.
The situation has been brought under control while a
large number of police personnel have been station at the university premises,
According to police, a group
of students had attacked the guardroom at the university during the clashes.
Investigations are ongoing to arrest the suspects.
Today new batch of students
has arrived to the university as freshers. Japura
university security service is doing Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd. Rakna Arakshaka
Lanka Ltd is a government owned Security Company which functions under the
Ministry of Defence.
non-academic staff of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura launched a one-day
token strike yesterday, in protest of the university security officers being
attacked by several undergraduates on Monday night (24).
officer had sustained injuries during the clash with the hostel students, and
was admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital as a result, the police said.
the university's students' union, what had caused the clash was the hostel security
personnel forcing their way into a first-year undergraduate's boarding premises
and attempting to intimidate the student.
Jayewardenepura University Students Union President, Sampath Wickramasinghe,
the university security personnel are responsible for continually harassing
students. He also claimed the university authorities were attempting to repress
all forms of student activism and had banned 122 students from attending
lectures whilst cancelling the studentship of 40 more.
guards went into the hostel of one of the first year undergraduates and were
threatening the student. This had subsequently led to a clash between the other
students and the security, and one of the security officers was injured. The
university administration has to take the responsibility for this incident,
because they haven't created a safe and secure environment for the
students," Wickremesinghe said.
Jayewardenepura University Teachers' Association (JUTA) President, Anura
Kumara, told, the university authorities were looking into the matter and that
the students had also been attacked. However, the non-academic staff launched a
one-day token strike to protest against the attack on the security guard, he