CHR Reports
Given below is
a list of reports by CHR

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: Undefined variable: vTitleSubC

Filename: frontendview/chrreports_view.php

Line Number: 38

Inter University Students Federation convener Udul Premarathne, too arrested !  221 students suspended and 29 arrested.  13 more are being hunted while thugs backed by politicians assault students

Inter University Students Federation convener Udul Premarathne, too arrested ! 221 students suspended and 29 arrested. 13 more are being hunted while thugs backed by politicians assault students

2010 Oct 29

Introduction

This is the third report by the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) – Sri Lanka on the tragic situation
prevailing in our universities. In our first report we examined the restriction of the political freedom of
university academics while the second report focused on student suppression hitherto unseen in ‘peace’
times. In our second report (October, 18, 2010) we warned that the authorities have pushed the students to
the verge of militancy with their excessive repression and the immediate need to address the legitimate
grievances of the university students.

Latest developments

Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) convener, Udul Premarathne was arrested yesterday
(October, 29) just after a discussion with United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya
about the problems faced by students. Its reported that the Police obtained a court order to arrest
Premarathne regarding the clash between students and the police at the Ministry of Higher Education
premises on October 14.

Since our second report fresh incidents were reported from the universities of Ruhuna, Sri
Jayawardanapura, Rajarata, Kelaniya and Eastern. Around 50 students have been suspended and more
than 17 have been arrested or are being hounded by Police. CHR wonders whether it’s only a coincidence
that most of these students are officials/prominent activists of legitimate student councils.

Click below link to read full Report

Search CHR Reports
Date
Date
Category
Keyword