Former Colombo Additional Magistrate Thilina Gamage was released on bail today by Colombo High Court Judge Manilal Waidyathilake in the case in which he is accused of keeping an elephant in contravention of the Public Property Act and the Fauna and Flora Act.
The Judge released him on bail, considering special circumstances including him being a judicial officer and his contribution and assistance given to the CID in earlier investigations.
He was released on three sureties of Rs. 2.5 million each and cash bail of Rs.1 million.
The Judge also impounded Former Magistrate’s passport and ordered him to report to the CID every Sunday.
Former Additional magistrate Thilina Gamage has been suspended already by the Judiciary Service Commission following the Court action against him with regard to the rearing of an elephant calf without a legal permit.