Sri Lanka university student arrested for murder attempt on VC

June 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have arrested a student from the Sri Jayewardenepura University in Sri Lanka for allegedly trying to murder the Vice Chancellor of the university.

Mirihana Police arrested the student following a complaint received by the police. The student was remanded till the 16th after presenting him before the Gangodawila Magistrate.

Meanwhile, Secretary of the Sri Jayewardenepura University’s Student Council, Ven. Kumburupitiye Gnanissara Thero has said the student has been arrested on false charges leveled by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. N. L. A. Karunaratne.

Ven. Gnanissara Thero in statement has said that the respective Vice Chancellor had made similar complaints to the police on previous occasions resulting in the arrest of several university students.

According to the Thero, final year student of the Social Science and Humanities Faculty, Lalith Prasanna was taken into custody yesterday when he had visited the Mirihana Police to make a statement.

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