Sabaragamuwa varsity students injured in gang attack
At least 12 students of the Sabaragamuwa University were injured when
an unidentified gang hurled petrol bombs at the makeshift hut they had
set up to carry out a hunger strike on Friday night, the police said.
A masked group armed with clubs and swords came in a van and attacked
the students who were protesting near the main entrance of the
Sabaragamuwa University at Pambahinna Junction on the Badulla - Colombo
About 12 students who were injured were admitted to the Pambahinna
hospital and six of them were transferred to the Balangoda Base Hospital
in a critical condition, the police said.
The Sabaragamuwa University was closed indefinitely last Sunday after
several female students had forced their way into the menís hostel
following an altercation over a hostel issue.