COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Another two individuals who were arrested for assaulting former Vice Chancellor of the Peradeniya University Prof. Athula Senaratne and his son have been remanded.
They have been remanded until the 22nd of December by the Kandy Magistrate’s Court.
The two youth were arrested yesterday after they surrendered to the Peradeniya Police station.
The arrested individuals, aged 23 and 24, are residents of Belihuloya and Rambukkana.
They will be produced before an identification parade next Thursday.
10 others who were arrested on Tuesday for assaulting Prof. Athula Senaratne and his son have also been remanded until the 22nd of December.
The group was arrested based on a complaint lodged with the Peradeniya Police.
The arrested students, aged between 23 and 25 are residents of Nittambuwa, Sandalangala, Girithale, Matale, Hengamuwa and Galagamwatta.
Meanwhile, 12 students of the University of Peradeniya have been suspended for assaulting former Vice Chancellor Prof. Athula Senaratne and attacking his residence.
University Disciplinarian Prof. Tilak Bandara said the 12 students were identified following investigations conducted into the incident.
Prof. Bandara said steps were taken to suspend the students subject to inquiries.
They are yet to identify several others involved in the attack.
The Peradeniya Police launched a special investigation into the assault on the former Vice Chancellor and his son on Sunday.
Police said the Peradeniya Police received a tip-off of a protest by a group of university students on Saturday night (10), surrounding the residence of the Prof. Athula Senaratne.
The OIC of the Peradeniya Police, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, and university disciplinarians explained matters to around 300 protesting students to disperse them.
The students claimed that the son of the former Vice Chancellor had collided with two vehicles belonging to university students leading to the unrest.
Accordingly, Police have launched investigations to determine the facts behind the reported accident.
The son of the former Vice Chancellor was admitted to a private hospital after being assaulted by students while Prof. Senaratne was also admitted citing that he too was assaulted and sustained injuries.
The three vehicles reportedly involved in the accident have been seized by Police.