Five 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 arrested. 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 said its convener, Mudalige was arrested when he was leaving the Sirasa TV in Ratmalana around 3.30 after participating in a program.

Wasantha Mudalige and Amila Sandeepa were remanded till August 11. Meanwhile IUSF to launch protests island-wide demanding to release the arrested Convener.