Updated – Arrested 12 Colombo University students in connection with a clash between two groups of University students on 8th January at the campus canteen, re-remanded till January 14th.
Two students were injured in the clash and they are receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.
The students were arrested following investigations conducted in response to a complaint lodged with the Cinnamon Gardens Police.
The arrested students are to be produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court January 11.
The clash broke out while the enrolment of new students was taking place for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The clash had broken out at the canteen of the University over an incident of ragging on the 8th of this month. 2nd-year students at the university had inhumanely ragged the first-year students during the past few days at the university premises and at a student’s hostel located in Borella.
Eyewitnesses of the incident said that a third-year student who opposed this ragging had been assaulted the January 8. The victim of the assault suffered severe injuries to his ear and continues to receive treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.
A complaint was lodged at the Cinnamon Garden’s police station and a group of students was summoned to the police station January 10. The Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Chandrika N. Wijeyarathne said that 12 students have been arrested in connection to the incident.
Affected students could reach out to the UGC hotline 0112-123700, 0112-123456