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Anti SAITM protest; protestors restraint from entering public institutions


Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne has issued an order restraining protestors participating in Anti-SAITM protest from entering any public institution including the Presidential Secretariat by force. They were directed to conduct the protest in a decent and polite manner without disrupting the general public and vandalizing public property.

Convener of the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Lahiru Weerasekara, Convener of the Inter University Bhikkhus’ Federation (IUBF) Ven. Tampitiye Sugathananda Thero and Acting Convener of the Medical Students’ Action Committee Susitha Priyankara Perera have been named in the stay order which has been issued to all student activists engaged in the protest.

Court issued the stay order today (10) based on a request made by the police based on information received that a large number of university students are expected to participate in the protest and that it would cause inconvenience to the public.



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