Sixteen released on bail for damaging property during protest

Sixteen suspects who were protesting against the current economic crisis yesterday and who allegedly damaged government property and disrupted traffic on the Colombo – Chilaw railway line were severely warned by Negombo Chief Magistrate Champika Rajapaksa and ordered to be released on a surety bail of Rs. 100,000 each. Around 2,000 people protested against the current economic unrest at Galkanda Junction on the Chilaw – Colombo Railway Main Road, allegedly burning tyres and damaging government property and obstructing train travel, according to a report submitted to Court by Negombo SSP Saman Sigera.

A team of senior attorneys-at-law including Nelson Kumaranayake, Indika Silva, Robert Heenkenda, Primal Amarasinghe, Nalaka Fernando, Mahinda Sugathadasa and Sakula Goonetileke appeared on behalf of the suspects.

Further hearing was adjourned for April 9.

by dailynews sri lanka

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