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Students accuse authorities of bomb attack

[BBC, Friday, 6 January 2012 08:50 No Comment]

20120105184442university_students203 University students on Thursday held a massive demonstration in Colombo demanding authorities to remove the Vice Chancellor of Sri Jayawardenapura University.

They marched towards the Temple Trees to handover a letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa but were blocked at Kollupitiya Junction by police.

Having failed to meet the President the students vouched to continue their campaign against the vice chancellor.

Dialogue failed

“If we can not have a solution by means of dialogue, university authorities will also have to face difficulties,” said student leader, Ven.Kimbullewe Chandanada thera.

20120105184044army203 An explosion on Friday caused damage to ‘Sisu Viru Smarakaya’ at the university premises.

It was a monument put up to remember the student activists killed during the unrest in 1971, 1988 and 1989.

The convenor of Inter- University Student Ferderation (IUSF) said that the authorities who banned student unions have now threatened students’ life by bombs.

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