By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): The Fort Magistrate Court today (01) granted bail to Convener of the Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Wasnatha Mudalige on three separate cases. This was when the cases were taken up before the Fort Magistrate Court today.
Earlier, all charges lodged against Mudalige under the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) were dropped by the Colombo Chief Magistrate, concluding that the Police’s Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) had misused the Act in order to commission a prolonged detention. The PTA-related charges against Mudalige were dropped stating that there were no substantive evidence to corroborate the offenses.
The IUSF Convener was arrested in August, 2022 amidst the heat of the ‘Aragalaya’ people’s protests and was detained under the PTA for more than 140 days.