A student of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages of the University of Sabaragamuwa was arrested by a group from the Terrorist Investigation Division while he was sitting for an examination on the 5th say reports. The parents of the student were kept in the dark regarding the arrest of the student for more than 24 hours.
When students in the University came to know that the student, Yogarajah Nirogen of Nedunkerni in Vavuniya was arrested by officers of TID who had come with personnel from Samanalawewa Police, they had inquired the whereabouts regarding their fellow student from the police station. The police had said, “You would not be able to see him again.”
Later, when students inquired from the University administration regarding the arrest they had responded by taking the identity cards of the students and threatening that their studentships would be suspended.
When students inquired from the OIC Balangoda Police he had said the student was handed over to TID and several more students would be arrested.
Later, students held a media conference after which the police had to inform the parents regarding the arrest.
The police spokesman too confirmed the arrest yesterday afternoon and students are to hold a protest campaign opposite the University today (7th).