Convener of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) Udul Premaratne has been apprehended for his involvement in forcibly entering into the Higher Education Ministry and damaging property.
Police Media Spokesman SP Preshantha Jayakody said that he was taken into custody opposite Sirikotha. He was arrested while he was arriving at Sirikotha for a discussion with UNP Parliamentarian Karu Jayasuriya. The Colombo Magistrate’s Court ordered the Police this morning to arrest four persons including Udul Premaratne if there is sufficient evidence with regard to causing damage to property of the Higher Education Ministry after storming into it. Based on the order given by the Chief Magistrate Rushmi Singappuli, it was mentioned that an open warrant ws not needed for the arrest of Udul Premaratne if there is sufficient evidence. Accordingly, the Police Media Spokesman said that he was taken into custody at around 12.30 this afternoon. The Court also ordered to further remand the other 21 students who are already in custody until the 12th of next month