Fonseka supporters released on bail

28 January 2010 12:53 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Farook  Thajudin

Three supporters of General Sarath Fonseka who were arrested by the Army on Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to commit crimes have been released on Rs. 25,000 personal bail by the Colombo Additional Magistrate.

The supporters include two retired army officers of the Singhe Regiment and a civilian.

The Magistrate directed the CID to keep hold of the car alleged to be used by the suspects to come to the Hotel until February 3  to investigate whether the vehicle is involved in any crime.

The army officers namely Priyananda  Gamaachchi, Vijitha Anneslam Koddipili and the civilian Priyantha Kumara Seneviratne  and the car bearing registration number WP KC 5778  were taken into custody  by Slave Island police following a complaint made by Major General Manawadu.

The CID filing a report on their investigations before the Magistrate submitted that the suspects and the car were  taken into custody by Slave Island Police on the direction of the IGP.

The CID said  that the two retired  officers of the Sinhe Regiment and the civilian person, an employee of a private establishment were supporters of General Sarath Fonseka and  they are not wanted by the Police for any crime. The CID  said they will not object  for granting bail to the suspects.

The Magistrate ordered the CID to file their report in court on February 3.

  Comments - 11

  • Thursday, 28 January 2010 10:16 PM

    No crime committed - yet taken into custody and granted bail ... HUH ??? New 'tax' for 2010, I assume - 'Freedom Tax'?

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 02:46 PM

    NO it wont Calistus. It just extends to those who wanted to assassinate the president. :)

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:02 PM

    My friend got a threatening phone call telling him to stop supporting SF on face book. Also I was told that 3 people have been arrested for spreading SF propaganda on facebook and SMS. What is our country coming to???

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:09 PM

    Next they will arrest the "Election Commisioner" as he didn't smile at the press conference !.

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:14 PM

    then over 4 million in custody, my god

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:16 PM

    Get rid of all the oppossision, like what saddam hussein did when he became the president

    Friday, 29 January 2010 11:10 PM

    Where is it going to end?

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:37 PM

    Would the witch hunt extend to those who voted for General Fonseka as wel?

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 07:44 PM

    If God is exists, then .. .... .. ............

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 08:16 PM

    Well done!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 02:29 PM


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