22 including Udul, acquitted



22 defendants including former convener of the Inter-University Student Federation (IUSF) – Udul Premaratne, who were charged under the Public Property Act, have been acquitted. 

Colombo High Court Judge – Damith Thotawatta gave the verdict today (23). 

Taking up the case, Judge Thotawatta announced the aforementioned decision, stating that sufficient evidence was not presented in this trial to prove the charges against the defendants. 

The case was filed by the Attorney General under the Public Property Act against the then IUSF convener – Udul Premaratne and 21 others, alleging that they had staged a protest demonstration in front of the University Grants Commission in Colombo, causing damages to its property.

(Source : Adaderana)


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