IGP, Hemasiri granted bail in case over Easter attacks

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando were today granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate in the case over the Easter Sunday attacks.

They were released on one surety bail of Rs. 500,000 for each.

Delivering a lengthy order with regard to the maintainablity of the case under Section 296 of the Penal Code and granting bail over the suspects, Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne held that there was no sufficient facts against the suspects to constitute a murder charge under section 296 of the Penal Code