HRC to investigate attack on protesting HNDA students

HRC to investigate attack on protesting HNDA students

October 30, 2015   04:53 pm

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Sri Lanka has decided to investigate the attack on HNDA students by police during a protest at Ward Place in Colombo yesterday. 

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has also instructed Law and Order Minister Thilak Marapana to submit a report following an inquiry into the incident.

Bambalapitiya Police yesterday arrested 39 students including two monks who had engaged in the protest, demanding that the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy be made equivalent to a degree programme and against curtailing the four year programme by one year.

The protesters, who were blocking the road at Ward Place near the University Grants Commission (UGC), were met with tear gas and water cannons as they refused to disperse.

They were released on bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today.

 

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