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Students in Colombo Uni clash remanded till today

The Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday ordered to remand the 12 students, who were arrested in connection with the clash at the University of Colombo till today (January 14).

Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara appearing on behalf of the Attorney General informed the Court that Attorney General received a letter from Chancellor of the University of Colombo. “Chancellor requested Attorney General to provide assistance to implement the law regarding the above incident”, SSC Janaka Bandara told the Court.

SSC Janaka Bandara also stated that the clash had broken out at the cafeteria of the University over an incident of ragging on January 08.

“According to the letter sent by Chancellor, second-year students at the university had inhumanely ragged the first-year students during the past few days at the university premises. A third-year student, who opposed this raging, had been severely assaulted”, SSC Janaka Bandara also stated.

SSC Janaka Bandara further told the Court that a student had recorded the above incident by his mobile phones and those video clips were released to social media. Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara also stated that there are several eye witnesses, but they do not come forward to give evidence pertaining to the incident.

Attorneys appearing on behalf of the suspects pleaded his clients be granted bail.

Attorney-at-law Lakshan Abeywardena appearing on behalf of the aggrieved party informed the Court that his client received treatment at National Hospital in Colombo. He also stated that his client was mentally stressed by this incident.

The Counsel Abeywardena further told that his client expressed his willingness for a settlement and expecting compensation from the suspects.

Attorney-at-law Lakshan Abeywardena also pointed out that this dispute has begun due a second year female student jumping the queue at the cafeteria.

Cinnamon Garden Police stated that Judicial Medical Report pertaining to the injured student had not been received yet.

After taking into consideration, the Magistrate instructed the police to submit the Judicial Medical Report pertaining to the aggrieved party before the Court.


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