IUSF Convener Mudalige arrested

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Convener of the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF), Wasantha Mudalige, was arrested by the Police during a protest march yesterday (18).

Police Spokesman, SSP Nihal Talduwa said Mudalige was arrested at Gas Works Junction in Colombo.

The IUSF started a protest march from Lipton Circus yesterday (18) afternoon with several demands including the release of arrested Aragalaya activists and the reduction of the price of commodities. However, when the protesters were in Union Place, the Police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse them.

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court issued warrants for the arrest of Mudalige and Ven. Rathkarawwe Jinarathana Thera on 21 July for failing to appear in Court over a case filed against them.

By Aloka Kasturiarachchi