22 uni. students further remanded for protesting despite court order


The 22 university students arrested for protesting in violation of a court order have been further remanded until the 16th of March as per an order by the Colombo Magistrate.

This was when the group of students was produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court this morning (02).

Twenty-two university students including 2 monks were remanded for protesting in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC) violating a court order obtained by the Police over acts of obstruction of the public.

The Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) commenced a satyagraha in front of the UGC on Thursday (February 27) demanding the removal of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ruhuna.

The police had told the students to leave the area immediately as the act of protest disturbs the public.

However, if they continue to protest in the area, legal action will be taken against them, stated Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ajith Rohana when he arrived at the scene on February 29.

IUSF Convener Ratkarawwe Jinaratana Thero has also been arrested along with the students.