Venerable Thalawe Dhammika Thero, secretary of the students’ federation of Buddhist & Pali University, has been arrested in connection with a ragging incident.
The arrest was made by the Homagama Police.
Dhammika Thero has been remanded until December 27 after being produced before the Homagama Magistrate’s Court.
The arrest comes days after two university students, who were arrested following a clash during a demonstration organized by the students’ union of the Buddhist and Pali University, were remanded until December 27 after being produced before Homagama Magistrate Nilupuli Lankapura on December 14.
They were accused of engaging in an unlawful demonstration, obstructing the duties of police officers, and aiding and abetting some other ragging incidents.
The representatives of the students’ union of the Buddhist and Pali University engaged in a demonstration on December 13, in protest of the exposé made by Ada Derana ‘Ukussa’ regarding the alleged ragging incidents at the university.
A tense situation had ensued between the protesting monks and police officers, and two students who engaged in the demonstration were later arrested by the police.