Retd Major Ajith Prasanna enlarged on bail
By Hansi Nanayakkara
Colombo Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya on Tuesday (19) enlarged incarcerated retired Army Major Ajith Prasanna on two sureties of Rs 500 each.
He had been remanded on charges of holding a Media conference and exerting pressure on witnesses of a case.
The Additional Magistrate stated that the suspect was being released on bail on an Order from the Court of Appeal on 13 January.
She further ordered the suspect to report to the CID on every last Sunday of the month.
The Colombo Additional Magistrate had ordered Prasanna to be remanded in January last year, on a charge of intimidating witnesses of a case pertaining to the disappearance of 11 children from Colombo and suburbs, by holding a Media briefing in December 2019.
A petition had been filed in the Court of Appeal, praying it to enlarge the suspect on bail, as he had been remanded for over a year.