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* Court grants bail to Buddhist monk student leader arrested for damage to Health Ministry
Tue, Aug 8, 2017, 08:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 08, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the convener of the Inter University Bhikku Federation Tampitiye Sugathananda Thero, who was arrested for damaging public property.

Colombo High Court released the Buddhist monk student leader on a cash bail of Rs. 10,000 and three surety bails of Rs. 500,000 each when the case was taken up for hearing today.

Colombo High Court Magistrate Manilal Waidyathilaka sternly reprimanded the suspect and ordered him to report to the Maradana Police on the last Sunday of every month.

Tampitiye Sugathananda Thero and the Convener of the Inter University Students Federation Lahiru Weerasekara were arrested in connection with the damage to the Health Ministry during a protest against the SAITM (South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine).

Protesting university students and student monks led by the two unions forcibly entered the Health Ministry building on 21 June and caused damages to the public property amounting to Rs. 870,000.

 


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