Consideration of the bail application of the 21 university students who are in remand custody has been postponed until Monday.
These students have been remanded for their alleged involvement in storming into the Higher Education Ministry and causing damage to public property. A petition was submitted to the High Court after the Colombo Magistrate’s Court rejected the granting of bail to the suspects. When the petition was taken up today, the State Counsel said there is a need to produce police reports on these suspects. As such the hearing was postponed until Monday. High Court judge Deepali Wijesundara made an order that the 21 suspects should be produced in Courts on this day.