IUSF convenor arrested while making hasty retreat

Sources say IUSF convenor Wasantha Mudalige was arrested by a special Police team after a pursuit in the Gasworks junction area in Colombo yesterday. Mudalige had been making a hasty retreat from the protest area on a motorcycle when the arrest happened.

The court had previously issued a warrant for the arrest of Wasantha Mudalige. At least 12 student activists were arrested yesterday by the Police during an Anti-government protest march in Colombo calling for the end to the ‘Wickremesinghe - Rajapaksa Junta’.

The IUSF is calling for the abolishment of the executive presidency, the introduction of a new constitution, the release of all protestors as well as the provision of relief measures to the people.

The student activists are also demanding for the government to commence academic activities in schools and universities that have been closed for the past three years.