Ven. Galwewa Siridhamma Thero released from detention

November 23, 2022 at 10:41 AM

The Convenor of the Inter-University Bhikkhus’ Federation (IUBF) Ven. Galwewa Siridhamma Thero who was detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) has been released on bail.

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today granted bail to Ven. Galwewa Siridhamma Thero who was detained over his participation in a protest in Colombo.

He was detained under the PTA along with Inter-University Student’s Federation (IUSF) Convenor Wasantha Mudalige for nearly 90 days. 

Their detention had caused an uproar both locally and internationally, with several parties urging the authorities to release the two IUSF student leaders.

However, IUSF Convenor Wasantha Mudalige was recently further remanded and still remains under detention. (NewsWire)