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President orders report on Ruhuna University incident

Jul 24, 2010 3:11:46 AM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa has ordered to submit a full report with regard to the death of the Ruhunu University student. The President has given this order to the University Grants Commission, the Ruhunu University, the Higher Education Ministry and the Police.

The third year student of the Ruhuna University who was hospitalized following an assault, died on Thursday. The victim was 25-year-old Susantha Aruna Bandara, a resient of Unatuwa in Buttala. The stuent who had returned home following an assault at the Ruhunu Univesity on the 18th of this month, was later hospitalized. The Students Union of the Ruhunu University has accused police involvement in the attack.

However, Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya refuted allegations. He said that there has been no police involvement. He said there was no evidence of any assault injuries. It has also been reported that the cause of death was not due to any assault.

In the meantime the mother of the student claims that her son had revealed that the attack had been carried out a student of the University. She claimed that her son had mostly complained of pain from the assault.