21 university students arrested for protesting opposite UGC

21 university students arrested for protesting opposite UGC

21 university students arrested for protesting opposite UGC

Written by Staff Writer

01 Mar, 2020 | 1:36 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st):- 21 university students including two monks have been arrested for staging a protest using a makeshift tent opposite the University Grants Commission this morning (March 1). The students were arrested under accusations of violating court orders, behaving in a manner oppressive to the public and blocking the road.

They are due to be presented before the Aluthkade Magistrate Court today (March 1).

The students who conducted a hunger strike today opposite the UGC have been identified as members of the Inter-University Students Federation.

The hunger strike was launched centering many issues including the imposition of unfair classes, lack of boarding facilities and requests to uplift the welfare of education.

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