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The 8 students including a Buddhist Monk of the Inter University Students Federation, arrested and remanded on charges of behaving in an unruly manner and violating a court order, have been released on bail.

The order was issued by the Colombo Chief Magistrates Court when the suspects were produced before court today.

The students were arrested on Wednesday during a protest carried out against the conduct of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine or SAITM.

The 8 students were subsequently remanded until today.

The protest was staged violating an order issued by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s court, preventing protests from being held by the IUSF and the Student Activists Committee of the Medical Faculty.