The eight university students who were arrested for pasting posters have been released, Inter University Students Federation Convenor Sanjeewa Bandara told The Sunday Leader.
Bandara said the students were arrested for pasting posters complaining about a lack of facilities. The protesting Peradeniya University students were following the Management stream in the Business section of the Arts faculty.
Apparently there is a lack of proper lecturers and other facilities. The students were traveling to the Arts faculty to paste posters protesting the issue when they were arrested. However they have subsequently been released, Bandara said.