Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament that investigations into the incident had been launched.
He said that some elements had attempted to spread communal disharmony using the incident but yet most political parties called for calm and this helped bring the situation under control.
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the clash cannot be seen simply as a clash between two student groups.
He said that the clash had occurred in an environment where racial hatred was being spread by some groups in the North.
Dissanayake said that the investigations into the clash must look at all areas and a report with recommendations to prevent a similar incident from taking place in future must be submitted. (Colombo Gazette)