Monday, July 9, 2018

Ten arrested over Kandy unrest released on bail

Tamil News : 10  individuals including the leader of the Mahason Balakaya Amith Weerasinghe arrested and remanded in connection to the unrest reported in Digana, Kandy last March have been released on bail.

The order was issued by the Teldeniya Magistrate Chanaka Kalansuriya this afternoon.

The ten suspects were accordingly released on a cash bail of 50,000 rupees and a surety bail of 100,000 rupees each.

Court also ordered Amith Weerasinghe to be present before the Teldeniya Police on the last Sunday of every month.

He was also ordered to refrain from intimidating witnesses on the case and was advised to ensure good behaviour in future.

The group was arrested over the unrest reported in Kandy during the first week of March.

Three separate cases were filed against the group before the Teldeniya Magistrate’s court.

A total of 301 suspects were arrested during the Police curfew imposed in the Kandy district during the March communal violence.