A seminar organized by parents of students of private medical school at Malabe to state that institutions selling medical degrees were necessary to the country was held at Samudhi Hall at Rathnapura New town today (23rd) afternoon.
As the persons in the audience posed questions from the speakers after a few addresses a tense situation developed.
Two students of Sabaragamuwa University and a student from an international school were attacked and students say the attack on them was carried out by the President of Private Bus Owner s Union Gamunu Wijeratna and a gang. The former President of a Geological Faculty of Sabaragamuwa University and National Committee Member of Socialist Students’ Union Buddhika Deshapriya, former President of Faculty Applied Sciences of Sabaragamuwa University Isuru Gunasekera and Anushka Dilhara, a student of a private school were injured in the attack and had to be hospitalized.
Ven. Dambara Amila Thero, Saman Ratnapriya from Purawesi Balaya Organization, Naja Mohommed, the Leader of NLSSP Dr. Wickremabahu Karunaratna, UNP Parliamentarian Dr. Ashu Marasinghe, the President of the Committee to seek public opinion constitutional reforms Attorney at Law Lal Wijenayaka, Prof. Prasad Amaratunga, Prof. Neville Perera and Prof. Ajantha Hapuarachchi addressed the seminar.