Court grants bail to IUSF, IUBF leaders

Conveners of (IUBF) Sugathananda Thero (left) and (MFSAC) August Rayan Jayalath and (IUSF) Lahiru Weerasekara

A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the convener of the Inter University Bhikku Federation (IUBF) Tampitiye Sugathananda Thero and the convener of the Inter University Student Federation (IUSF) Lahiru Weerasekara.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne released the two student leaders on two personal sureties of Rs. 100,000 each and with a strong warning when the case was taken up for hearing today.

The magistrate warned the suspects that they will be remanded until the case is over if they violated the bail conditions again.

The suspects were arrested by the Kollupitiya police and remanded on October 12 on the charges of violating the court order in holding a protest against SAITM on October 10 in Kollupitiya.

A court order has been issued preventing the protesters from entering the government buildings located in Kollupitiya during the protest.

The case will be heard again on the 14th of December.