Bail has been refused to Convener of the Inter University Students Federation Udul Premaratne, who is already in remand custody.
Colombo Chief Magistrate Rashmi Singappuli rejected granting bail to Udul Premaratne who is in remand custody on charges of damaging state property after storming into the Higher Education Ministry recently. The Attorney appearing on behalf of the suspect, making submissions when the case was taken up for hearing today requested bail pointing out that he had to participate in a meeting of the World Youth Organisation in South Africa on the 28th of this month. However, the judge said that it was not a sufficient excuse for the granting of bail. The Chief Magistrate further remanded him until the 28th of this month.