Jun 22, 2017

CCTV footage to find student ptotest faults

Legal action is to be initiated against student protestors who entered the Health Ministry premises forcibly and caused damage to property, said Police Spokesman DIG Priyantha jayakody.

He told media that the CCTV footage obtained from cameras installed within the Health Ministry premises will be used in the investigations.

Police should accept responsibility

However, IUSF Convenor Lahiru Weerasekara saisd police should take responsibility for damaging state property.

Students organisations had engaged in the protest which was organized against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine while the police had baton charged the students within the Health Ministry premises.

Many students received injuries in the assault by police while 58 are still receiving treatment at the National hospital.

Meanwhile the police officer and five STF soldiers who sustained injuries in the clash were admitted to the Colombo National hospital, they were later transfered to the Police hospital.

Further Parliament Adjournment Debate on the incident is expected to take place at 4.30 today (22).