Student union leader granted bail

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Court yesterday granted conditional bail to the student union leader who was arrested for forcibly entering the Higher Education Ministry premises and damaging Government property.

The Colombo High Court Judge Deepali Wijesundara yesterday ordered to release Udul Premaratne, the convener of the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated Inter University Students Federation (IUSF), when his bail application was taken up.

The judge set a cash bail of Rs. 50,000 and a personal bail of Rs. 500,000.

The court ordered Premaratne to refrain from pasting posters and organising student protests. If he violates the conditions he will be arrested, the court warned Premaratne.

Premaratne was arrested on 29 October for allegedly breaking into the Higher Education Ministry premises and causing damage to public property during a protest.