Police Commission appoints committee investigating alleged attack on students

Police Commission appoints committee investigating alleged attack on students

Police Commission appoints committee investigating alleged attack on students

Written by Staff Writer

02 Nov, 2015 | 7:56 pm

The Minister of University Education and Highways, Lakshman Kiriella claims that the HNDA students demonstration in Colombo last week, which was dispersed by the police, was organised with a political agenda.

Meanwhile, the National Police Commission says an independent three-member committee, is conducting investigations into the actions of the police.

The Acting Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera and the DIG in charge of the Colombo District, Gamini Mathurata, were summoned to the National Police Commission on Monday.

N. Ariyadasa Cooray, the Commission’s Secretary, noted that they were summoned to provide statements for the investigation into the actions taken by police to disperse the student protest in Colombo last week.

Meanwhile, the Inter University Students Federation, on Monday, lodged a complaint with the Police Commission

The group of IUSF representatives later arrived at the Human Rights Commission and lodged a complaint on behalf of the students who were assaulted.

Demonstrations were held in several areas on Monday as well, protesting against the actions of the police.

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