10 protesters arrested for attempting to forcibly enter UGC

10 protesters arrested for attempting to forcibly enter UGC

April 26, 2018   04:22 pm

UPDATE: (8.54pm) - The 10 university students arrested for attempting to forcibly enter the UGC premises in Colombo during a protest have been remanded until May 10 after being produced at the Colombo Magistrate Court. 

Ten university students including a Buddhist monk were arrested for attempting to forcibly enter University Grants Commission premises during the protest staged by the Inter-University Bhikkhu Federation (IUBF).
Earlier, Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesting university students in front of the UGC at Town Hall, Colombo. 

The IUBF launched the protest march in opposition of hindering the enrollment of students for subjects of Buddhist Philosophy and Buddhist Studies for the academic year 2016/2017.

Heavy traffic was  reported along the road from Slave Island to Town Hall in Colombo due to the protest march by the IUBF, Ada Derana Correspondent reported.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories