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IUSF Protest In South Africa

Dec 19, 2010 8:11:54 PM - thesundayleader.lk

A group of JVP affiliated Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) members yesterday (19) held a protest in South Africa against the alleged movement by the government to privatize the country’s higher education sector.

The protest was organized alongside the 17th World Festival for Youth and Students currently underway in South Africa.

IUSF Convener Udul Premaratne who was released on bail by courts last week also participated in the protest.

Premaratne was arrested for allegedly entering into the Higher Education Ministry premises and causing damage to public property.

A group of participants from several other countries had also joined the protest organized by Sri Lanka’s IUSF. Apart from the privatization of the country’s education sector, the protesters have also protested against the alleged suppression of university students.