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Friday, 23 June 2017 - 9:45
A thera from the Inter-university Bhikshu Federation arrested whilst receiving treatment; A tense situation between students and police at Karaapitiya
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The convener of the Inter – University Bhikshu Federation Venerable Tam-piti-yey Suga-thaa-nanda Thera was remanded while he was receiving treatment at Colombo National Hospital yesterday.

Additional Maaligaa-kanda Magistrate visited the National Hospital last night and after observing the Thera,  ordered that the Thera be remanded till 5th of next month.

The thera is currently receiving treatment, as an in-patient under police protection for injuries sustained during the police assault levelled against university students on Wednesday.

On Thursday,  several police officers visited the thera in hospital to obtain a statement.

a group of university students who had received word about the authorities preparing to arrest the thera, made their way to Colombo National Hospital.

Police said that the Thera was arrested for forcibly entering the ministry of Health premises, and causing damage to property. 

Several universities students were engaged in a demonstration yesterday to  voiced against the police assault.

Police stood against this protest launched by Karapitiya Medical Faculty students, resulting a tense situation.

90 university students were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital with injuries sustained during the clash between the police and the students on Wednesday.

A national hospital spokeswoman said that three persons, including a monk had been admitted as in patients and were receiving ongoing treatment .

Five police personnel who had been admitted to Colombo National Hospital were later admitted to the police hospital for treatment. 

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