The Colombo High Court today set aside an order given by Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya to entrust the custody of 15 elephants that were kept in Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to their owners on a Rs. 30 million bond each.
High Court Judge Manilal Waidyathilaka made this order resultant to a submission by Senior State Counsel Dileepa Pieris and perusing the documents filed in court on behalf of the Attorney General.
Counsel Pieris by the revision application sought to set aside Magistrate Pilapitiya’s interim order of May 20th to release the 15 elephants to its owners on bonds to use at processions.
The order was made preventing the implementation of the Magistrate’s order till June 03. (T. Farook Thajudeen)