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Police arrest IUSF activist Veranga Pushpika

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An activist of the Inter-University Students Union and the ‘GotaGoGama’, Anthony Veranga Pushpika has been arrested by the Colombo South Divisional Crime Detective Bureau (DCDB) today in connection with causing damages to public property during a recent protest near the Police Headquarters.

It was reported on social media that the activist who was returning on a bus after taking part in a demonstration in Colombo had been forcibly taken away by an unidentified group in a blue coloured jeep in Fort.

However, the OIC of the Colombo South Division said there was no truth in him being abducted. He said the police had taken him into custody and he will be produced in court by the Fort Police.

Veranga Pushpika was also the former President of Ruhunu Maha Shishya Sangamaya.

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