J'pura students released on bail
by Jayampathy JAYASINGHE
Timely police action helped diffuse a tense situation at the Sri
Jayawardenapura University following the storming of the administrative
building by campus students last Thursday.
Police Media Spokesman, Senior DIG Nimal Mediweka told the Sunday
Observer that following the suspension of two university students by the
authorities, fellow students had stormed the administrative building as
a sign of protest, disrupting its work.
Following the incident, the Vice Chancellor of the University lodged
a complaint at the Mirihana Police regarding the unruly behaviour of the
Later, the students were issued with notices to appear before the
Gangodawila Magistrate Courts on Friday when the Mirihana Police
reported the issue to the courts. Twenty three campus students were
granted cash bail of Rs. 100,000 each by the Gangodawila Magistrate when
they appeared before the Court through a lawyer on Friday.
Orders were also issued for the eight absconding students to appear
before the Court on October 30.