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JVP: Police Making Contradicting Statements

Jul 25, 2010 5:56:10 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The JVP today rejected claims made by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) that the death of a student from the Ruhuna University last Thursday (22) night due to severe head injuries received last month was due to the actions of a student union member of the JVP.

JVP politburo member and DNA parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake speaking told a press briefing today (25) that the charges raised by the IGP about the Ruhunu University student being killed by a JVP student union member were false.

Dissanayake said that the police have so far contradicted its own statement regarding the death of Ruhunu University student Susantha Aruna Bandara.

He said that the police after first saying that Bandara had died of natural causes have now changed their stance and claim he was killed.

The JVP affiliated Inter University Students (IUSF) claimed that Bandara was injured during an assault carried out by the police on Ruhuna University students on June 18 within the university hostel premises.