Sanath Nishantha & Saman Lal Fernando granted bail

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Three suspects including Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Sanath Nishantha and Mayor of the Moratuwa Municipal Council Saman Lal Fernando who were arrested in connection with the attack on the anti-government protest sites on 9 May have been granted bail.

The order has been issued by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today (15).

Meanwhile, the other suspect arrested over the incident, Dan Priyasad was ordered to be further remanded until 22 June.

The court also directed the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense to provide explanations on the non-implementation of two recommendations made by the Attorney General to transfer Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon and to take disciplinary action against him.

By Tharaka Samman