Borella Church bomb: Retired doctor granted bail

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Retired doctor Shirley Herath was granted bail by the Colombo Additional Magistrate’s Court today (23) in the case into the finding of a hand grenade from All Saints Church in Borella.

The 75-year-old Herath was arrested on 20 January, and was detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), after he allegedly revealed information connecting him to the grenades previously recovered from a private hospital in Narahenpita and the Bellanwila Temple.

Several other persons arrested in connection with the case, including a church worker, have already been freed.