The Convener of the Inter-University Student’s Federation Wasantha Mudalige and five others have been arrested by Police during a protest at Union Place.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa when contacted by NewsRadio said Mudalige was arrested on a Court warrant.
The other individuals were arrested on charges of unruly behaviour.
The students of the IUSF were also met with water cannons and tear gas at Union Place.
The IUSF organised the protest in Colombo today against the present government demanding the release of protesters who are currently in remand custody, concessions on basic necessities, and urging authorities to restore university education that has been crippled.
The protest was held under the theme, ‘අයිතීන් වෙනුවෙන් අන්තරේ කොළඹට’.