IUSF Convener Remanded For Defying Court Order

Inter University Student Federation Convener Lahiru Weerasekara was remanded till July 15 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne for allegedly defying court orders.

The police had arrested Weerasekara and produced him before court.

The Fort Magistrate Court on June 16 ordered the Fort Police to arrest any university students who had defied the court order against their protest on June 15.

This order was given by Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne when the case against three students arrested on June 15 was taken up.

The IUSF had protested against the arrest of seven students on allegations of ragging.

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.

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