Lamahewa granted bail | Daily News


Welikada Prison riots:

Lamahewa granted bail

Former Prisons Department Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa arrested and remanded for alleged involvement in the killing of 27 prisoners during the Welikada Prison riots in 2012, was yesterday granted bail by the Court of Appeal.

A Court of Appeal two-judge bench comprising Justice Shiran Goonaratne and Justice Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne ordered the suspect to be released on a cash bail of Rs.100,000 with two sureties of Rs. 5 million.

The Court of Appeal made this order taking into consideration a revision application filed by the former Prisons Department Commissioner seeking bail over a magisterial inquiry into the Welikada Prison killings.

The court also issued an order preventing the suspect from leaving the country.

Police Narcotics Bureau IP Neomal Rangajeewa is currently on bail in this case.

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