Two more army intelligence officers connected to Prageeth Eknaligoda Case granted bail

Monday, 24 October 2016 - 19:00

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Two more former army intelligence officers, connected to the journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda’s disappearance Case, were granted bail today.

Awissawella High Court Judge Amal Thilakarathna ordered to release the two suspects on bail, after considering the bail applications filed by the first suspect of the Case - Lieutenant Colonel Shammi Arjun Kumararathna and the third suspect of the case - Staff Sergeant Priyantha Kumara alias Naadan.

The suspects were bailed out on a cash bail of Rs. 1.5 million and two surety bails of Rs. 3 million each.

In addition, the suspects were ordered to report to the CID on the last Sunday of each month.  

Their passports were withheld by the Court.

Meanwhile, four other suspects, arrested in connection with the same Case, were also released on bail on October 22nd.  

However, three more army intelligence officers are currently in remand in connection with the Prageeth Eknaligoda’s disappearance Case.