Friday, 25th June 2021

Bail granted to 52 university students who were arrested for protesting at Colombo Fort

Colombo, Oct 26 (BAN/ AD): 52 undergraduates who were arrested for protesting at Colombo Fort were granted bail by Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake. The undergraduates were arrested for protesting in Colombo Fort violating election laws.

Colombo Fort police had produced 52 students in court. Judge noted 52 students who had no prior convictions and were granted bail. Magistrate ordered 10th suspect Vishwa Dananjaya Silva be remanded for committing an offense while on bail.

Among the arrested students were members of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF), the Bhikku Federation, Ruhuna University Students Union, South Eastern University Students Union, Kelaniya University Students Union, and the Kelaniya University Humanities Faculty. A monk and a female student were among those who were released on bail.




Top of page