The Higher Education Deputy Minister Nandi-mithra Ekanayake stated that the assault on Sabaragamuwa University students has tarnished the image of the government severely.
He added that they strongly condemn the assault on the students.
Last night a group of students who were engaged in a satyagraha at Pamba-hinna junction in Balangoda were assaulted, while their tent was set on fire.
11 students were injured following the incident and they were admitted to Balangoda Base Hospital.
When inquired about the incident from Police media spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that 2 suspects have already been identified.
Police spokesperson further stated that several statements were also recorded.Related story published below :http://www.hirunews.lk/94351/update-police-commence-investigations-in-search-those-who-attacked-sabaragamuwa-students