Though the request was made to the Ministry of Defence to obtain detention orders beyond 72 hours on IUSF convenor Wasantha Mudalige and two others, police said no actions have been taken so far as reported by certain media.
Police said 19 protestors, including four monks, were arrested by the Cinnamon Garden, Slave Island, Borella Police Stations and the Kelaniya Divisional Criminal Investigation Division for being members of an unruly gathering during the protest march held by the Inter-University Student Union in Colombo on Thursday.
They said 16 of the arrested suspects have been produced before the Magistrate's Court Friday and 15 of them were released on bail and one suspect has been remanded until August 26.
Three suspects including IUSF convenor Wasantha Mudalige were detained for 72-hour under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the Defence Ministry issued detention orders on IUSF convenor Wasantha Mudalige and Hashan Gunathilake to be detained for 90 days.
However, only the above-mentioned actions have been taken so far in connection with the investigation, despite some media reports.(DSB)