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Friday, July 21, 2017
Members of ‘Anti-SAITM People’s Wall’ were able to foil an attempt to abduct the convener of Medical Faculty Students’ Action Committee Ryan Jayalath by a group that had come in a white van. Mr. Jayalath had come out of the office of the GMOA where a discussion had been held to discuss organization of the National Convention of the ‘Anti-SAITM People’s Wall’ to be held at the Open Air Theatre at Viharamahadevi Park on the 25th.
It is reported that political leaders, trade union leaders, Members of the Parents of Medical Faculty Students and student representatives had to make a great effort to prevent Mr. Jayalth from being abducted.
The President of National Trade Union Center (NTUC) K.D. Lal Kantha, the General Secretary of Lanka Teacher Services Union Mahinda Jayasinghe, Dr. Navin Soyza of the GMOA and Medical Faculty activists exchanged words with police officers who arrived at the scene.
Mr. Lal Kantha speaking to the media said the present government that promised good governance, democracy and Lichchhavi type of administration has resorted to the ‘white van’ culture following the Rajapaksa regime. He said if the government continues along this path it would be the end of the government.