PROTESTS ERUPT IN SRI LANKA: OVER 30 ARRESTED

PROTESTS ERUPT IN SRI LANKA: OVER 30 ARRESTED

Written by Staff Writer

08 Jul, 2021 | 8:32 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): A tense situation arose opposite the Hulftsdorp Magistrate’s Court today (08), when a group of protesters who were earlier arrested and released on bail, were taken for quarantine.

A protest was staged by Inter-University Students Federation at the parliamentary roundabout this afternoon opposing the General Sir John Kotelawala National Defence University Bill.

31 people were arrested during the protest for violating quarantine regulations when Sri Lanka Police intervened to disperse the crowd.

Following the arrests, the suspects were produced before the Hulftsdorp Magistrate’s Court this evening.

They were thereafter released on personal bails of Rs. 25,000 each.

Following court proceedings, a tense situation arose when Sri Lanka Police attempted to take those who were released on bail for quarantine.

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