Magistrate Orders Police To Arrest Students Who Defied Order Against Protest

The Fort Magistrate Court yesterday ordered the Fort Police to arrest any university students who had defied the court order against their protest on Wednesday.

This order was given by Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne when the case against three students arrested on Wednesday was taken up.

Police had obtained an order prohibiting students from proceeding beyond the Ceramic Junction towards the Presidential Secretariat. However, according to the submission by the police, several students had openly rejected the order, and had said that they do not recognize it.

The Magistrate said that it was a serious development and the responsible persons should be arrested.

The three students arrested were released on bail.

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