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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 11:17
Police protection for girls’ schools in Colombo; Mahanama student who forcibly entered Yasodara Girls’ school placed under probation
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The Mahanama College GCE Advanced Level student who was arrested for forced entry onto the school grounds of Yasodhara Girls’ School has been placed under probation.

The Court ordered that he be sent to the probation center overseen by the Department of Probation in Makola, Kiribathgoda.

A tense situation erupted at Borella Yasodhara girls’ school after a group of student from Colombo Mahanama College along with some outsiders forced their way onto college grounds yesterday.

The incident took place during a parade students from Mahanama College were participating in, to mark the big match against D.S. Senanayake College being held on March 24 and 25.

The Yasodhara college students were alarmed by the intruders and college property was also been damaged during the incident.

Certain staff members were allegedly assaulted by the trespassers that included Mahanama students and their old boys.

Meanwhile, Yasodhara college staff have handed over one of the senior Mahanama College students who participated in the incident to police.

Following yesterday’s incident, police security has been assigned to the school.

A Police Media spokesman said that, in addition, mobile patrol vehicles with CCTV cameras have been deployed throughout the city to monitor the school premises.

Meanwhile police said that stern legal action will be taken if students if behave illegally in public places during the school big match season.

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