The attack on the Police by members of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) was well organized and manipulated. This was been emphasized by injured Police Officers.
Activists of the Inter University Students Federation gathered near the Higher Education Ministry at Ward Place in Colombo for a demonstration. They stormed into the Ministry break opening the gates and remained there for several hours. Thereafter while dispersing, they behaved in an unruly manner and pelted the Police Officers with stones. As a result many Police Officers were injured and admitted to the Colombo National Hospital for treatment. Eleven of them were transferred to the Police Hospital for further treatment.
In the meantime, the Police are on the look out for more activists of the Inter University Students Federation who were involved in the incident. 18 students already arrested have been remanded. The Colombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered them to be remanded.