Police arrest University Student leader
[TamilNet, Friday, 29 October 2010, 10:13 GMT]
Sri Lanka police arrested Udul Premaratna, Convener of the Inter University Student Federation (IUSF), a front of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Friday morning shortly after a delegation of the IUSF met the leaders of the main opposition United National Party (UNP) at its Sri Kotha office. Premaratna was arrested by policemen in uniform outside Sri Kotha when he came out after having discussions with UNP parliamentarians Karu Jayasuriya, Tissa Attanayake and Ruwan Wijewardene.
Friday morning Cinnamon garden Police sought an arrest warrant on
Premaratna from Colombo Magistrate.
The Magistrate had allowed the
application and said any person responsible for violence at the
universities could be arrested, sources in Colombo said.