The bail application of the 21 students of the Inter University Federation (IUSF) who were arrested for allegedly storming into the Higher Education Ministry and causing damage to property, has been rejected.
These University students were produced in the Colombo Magistrate’s Court today. Attorney K.V.Suwarasa, who appeared on behalf of the students requested bail for them. Turning down the appeal, Colombo Chief Magistrate Rushmi Singappuli further remanded them until the 12th of this month. The Cinnamon Gardens Police told the Court that the damage inflicted by these students to the Higher Education Ministry was estimated at over 152,000 rupees. Inter University Students Federation Convener Udul Premaratne who is another accused in the incident is also remanded until the 12th of this month.