For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Sri Lanka Police arrested the convener of the Inter University Students’ Union, Mr Udul Premaratne around noon today.
We are not aware of what the charges are and what the evidence against Mr. Premarathne is. However, we are also afraid of the possible fabrication of charges given the political nature of the circumstances under which the arrest has taken place.
Unknown gunmen on motor cycles speaking fluent Sinhalese threatened Inter University Studentsí Union (IUSU) representatives Sunday as they were returning after being denied entry into Jaffna University for the second time during the week-end, IUSU representatives staying in a lodge in Jaffna University surroundings said.