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Anti-SAITM protesters remanded till today

Eight student activists including a Buddhist monk attached to the Inter University Student’s Federation (IUSF) were remanded by Colombo Chief Magistrate till today (19).

They were arrested for allegedly violating and defying a Court order while engaged in a protest held in Colombo last Wednesday (17) demanding to abolish the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

The Cinnamon Gardens police complained that the protestors disregarded the Court Order and attempted to proceed towards Viharamaha Devi Park despite the Court order being read out to them, urging not to proceed with the procession causing disturbance to public peace and obstructing the regular traffic flow. Police said the protestors refused to accept the Court order.

On May 17, the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court had issued an order preventing the protesters from being a nuisance to the public during a street protest that was to be held in the Colombo city against the SAITM.




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In street marches, they are already drugged and bewitched, brain washed, shouting words from slogan papers given to them, funded, promised freedom strikes, and out of their own minds. Useless reading court orders to them at that stage. Water bath helps come back somewhat to shed tears but not of repentance. Jailing will give them some rest while others are striking on their behalf. Eva Peron in song says,' don't cry for me Argentina, truth is I never left you' Our karma or iniquities go all the way back to Adam. Whither SL?


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