A clash between the police and the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) last evening has left at least 20 persons, including 12 policemen and eight students, hospitalized.
The clash occurred when the police tried to move out the IUSF members who stormed into the Higher Education Ministry premises yesterday (14).
Police Spokesperson SP Preshantha Jayakody has said that 21 university students have been taken into police custody for questioning.
IUSF Convener Udul Premaratne has said the government is continuing the process of destroying free education.
“Students’ rights have been heavily violated under the present administration. We will continue our struggle to protect free education and students’ rights,” he has told the media.