IUSF protesters released on bail

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Those who were arrested during a protest organised by the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) on Tuesday (30 August) were released on bail yesterday (31 August).

Twenty-eight persons including student activists were arrested during the protest.

They were released on bail after being presented to the Maligakanda Magistrate’s Court.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said none of the arrested persons during the said protest would be charged under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

Guanwardena made this remark in Parliament in response to a question raised by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa.