The suspect - Sumudu Waidyaratne - a 28-year old person from Akmeemana was released on bail by the Galle Chief Magistrate Harshana Kakunawela.
While producing the suspect before the courts, the CID has told the courts that the suspect has mentioned in his facebook page that the government has deliberately brought the X-Press to the Sri Lanan waters and then sank it.
However, CID officials have admitted that the suspect has not posted any information relevant to national security.
Lawyers appearing for the suspect told the courts that the suspect has only mentioned about the continuous inefficiency of the government in respect of the fire on board the X-Press Pearl and also the COVID-19 preventive measures.
The case was postponed to July 29.
Source - Lankadeepa