One suspect remanded, two allowed bail

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Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage, on Tuesday (2), remanded, till 10 August, one of the three suspects, arrested during the night of 1 August, in connection with setting ablaze President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s private residence. The suspect is to be produced for an identification parade. 

Meanwhile, the other two suspects, who are minors, were ordered to be released on cash bail of Rs 500,000 each by the Court and the identification parade that had been prepared for them was also cancelled by Magistrate Gamage. The CID had arrested three suspects, in connection with the torching of President Wickremesinghe’s private residence at Colombo 3 on 9 July.

They were taken into custody in the areas of Piliyandala and Narahenpita on 1 August. The arrestees were identified as residents of Madapatha and Colombo 5.

By Hansi Nanayakkara