Arrested 4 student activists including the Convener of the Inter University Students’ Federation Wasantha Mudalige and President of the Jayewardenepura University Students’ Union Amila Sandeepa have been remanded till August 17. They have been arrested by the Thalangama Police for holding a protest on August 03 near the Parliament against the Kotelawala Defense University Bill, seriously injuring the Maharagama Police OIC during the protest, damaging the road by burning a coffin and for violation of inter-provincial travel restrictions transporting people to Colombo in vans.
The Inter University Students’ Federation IUSF launched wave of protests island-wide demanding the release of their student leaders including the IUSF Convener Wasanttha Mudalige. Protests was held in Colombo, Gampaha, Galle, Kandy, Anamaduwa, Kegalle and Walasmulla towns on August 9. Meanwhile IUSF has planned to launch more protests coming days island-wide demanding to release the arrested Convener.