The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court is expected to deliver its ruling on bail for Wasantha Mudalige, the convener of the Inter-University Student’s Federation.
Wasantha Mudalige, the convener of the Inter-University Student’s Federation, was escorted to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’ Court on Tuesday (31) morning.
Mudalige was arrested under the provisions of the Prevention of Terorrism Act, and remains in remand custody pending advice from the Attorney General.
Activists from the Inter-University Student’s Federation engaged in a silent protest opposite the Colombo Chief Magistrate’ Court when IUSF Convener Wasantha Mudalige was escorted to the court.
The Keselwatte Police had sought an order from court to prevent the silent protest from continuing, citing that it inconvenienced the public.
However, Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis rejected the request and advised the police to act as per the powers vested with Sri Lanka Police if the protest was in fact an inconvenience to the public. The Colombo Chief Magistrate pointed out that court orders were not necessary for it.