Ruhunu Uni. Student leader remanded

The Convener of the students union attached to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Ruhuna University had been remanded yesterday until August 11 by the Matara Magistrate.

He was remanded over an incident of an attack on two Police Sergeants during a protest organised in front of the University premises on last Sunday (23).

The Police said the suspect, Lahiru Weerasekara had allegedly assaulted the two Sergeants attached to the Crimes Investigation Unit of Matara and damaged their camera during the protest.
He was nabbed while he was on a trip with other students.

Police said the Sergeants Rajapaksa Pathirage (5244) and Indunil Padmakumara (55988), who videoed the protest who had been assaulted by the students were later admitted to the Matara General Hospital.

Three Police teams, including the Matara Divisional Intelligence Unit are conducting investigation.

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