The six students from Jaffna University who were arrested during a protest in Batticaloa and subsequently imprisoned have been granted release on bail yesterday (07).
The students were initially detained by the police during the protest and brought to the Eravur Court. However, on Sunday(05) they were sent to Batticaloa Prison as they were unable to provide proof of residence and identity.
These students had joined a protest initiated by a group of farmers in the Mylathamadu area of Batticaloa, arriving in large trucks from Jaffna University. During the protest, the six students took to the highway, disrupting traffic and causing a disturbance to public order. As a result, the Batticaloa Sandiveli Police took them into custody and presented them before the Eravur Court, where they admitted their guilt.
Upon review, Magistrate Anwar Sadat ordered their release on bail, with each student required to post a bail amount of Rs 100,000. However, due to their inability to establish their residence and identity, the students were held in detention until their release yesterday (07).