Police Arrest Inter University Students Federation And Bhikku Front Leaders For Violating Court Orders

Police today arrested Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) leader Lahiru Weerasekara and Inter-University Bhikku Front leader Tampitiye Sugathananda Thera for violating court orders during the protest yesterday.

Yesterday (11) scores of university students led by students bodies took to the streets in protest of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) that they demand is abolished and closed down.

The protestors clashed with Police in Kollupitiya, where tear gas and water cannons were used to disperse crowds.

Earlier (10), Police obtained a court order preventing IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara, Tampitiye Sugathananda Thera and others from entering government institutions and causing damage to property.


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