Eastern University students protest against arrests

Eastern University students staged a protest demonstration Wednesday against the University administration for not taking steps obtain the release of two fellow students arrested and detained by the police for four months ago, sources in Batticaloa said. An earlier demonstration by the students failed to initiate any action from the campus administration, student leaders said.

Sasikaran, the president of the Student Union and a third year Agricultural Faculty student, was arrested and detained by Ea’raavoor police on suspicion of involvement in the killing of a Sinhalese student in the student hostel on 21 August.

Sasikaran is still under detention.

A Commerce Management faculty student arrested in connection with a bomb blast in Kalladi is the second student under detention.

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