Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage yesterday (19) enlarged on bail the two suspects, who were remanded on charges of assaulting Western Province SDIG Deshabandu Tennakoon. Bail was set at two sureties of one million rupees each. After the suspects were produced at an identification parade, two witnesses to the assault had identified them.
But, the Fort Magistrate stated, that due to insufficient evidence submitted to him, which could have warranted further incarceration of the suspects, he was releasing them on bail.
Kollupitiya Police had arrested the two suspects on 11 May.
By Hansi Nanayakkara