Colombo Fort Magistrate Release Lahiru Weerasekera And Tampitiye Sugathananda Thera On Bail

The Colombo Fort Magistrates’ Court this morning released Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Convener Lahiru Weerasekera and Inter-University Bhikku Federation (IUBF) Convener Ven. Tampitiye Sugathananda Thera on bail this morning.

The release follows a silent protest by university students outside the Fort Magistrates’ Court on October 26 demanding the release of Lahiru Weerasekera and Ven. Tampitiye Sugathananda Thera who were arrested on October 12 for creating a tense situation at Kollupitiya.

On October 10, local university students led by the IUSF the IUBF and other student organizations created a tense situation at the Kollupitiya during a protest against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

The local university students are insisting the private university is completely abolished – a demand the government gave into on Sunday when it announced it would abolish SAITM and establish a not-for-profit entity in its place.

 

 

 

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