Damaging State properties:
University students remanded till Oct 29
The 21 University students arrested by the Police for forcibly
entering the Higher Education Ministry premises and damaging the State
properties were remanded till October 29 by the Colombo Magistrate
The University students broke open the gates of University Grants
Commission (UGC) and damaged window panes of the Ministry building.
According to Police spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody, eight out of 22
police officers who were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital and
Police Hospital are still receiving treatment.
Colombo National Hospital sources confirmed that five Police officers
and four University students were still receiving treatment.
The hospital staffer who was entangled in the clash between the
Police and the students is receiving treatment at the hospital, the
Hospital spokesman said. He said that their conditions are not serious.
Meanwhile, Inter University Students Union Convenor Udul Premaratne
told the Daily News that almost all University students will participate
in a series of protest campaigns against the indiscriminate attack on
the students by the Police last Thursday.