Aug 12, 2022

Fr. Jeewantha Peiris released on 2 sureties

Rev.  Fr. Jeewantha Peiris, who is a main figure of the 'Aragalaya' movement, has been granted two surety bails of Rs. 500,000 each by Fort Magistrate's Court today (12).
 The magistrate also imposed a foreign travel ban on Fr. Peiris.
Fr. Peiris had surrendered through lawyers earlier today.
Although the CID had requested the Court to remand Rev. Fr. Peiris, Fort Magistrate - Thilina Gamage had rejected the request.
However, Rev. Fr. Peiris was told to give a statement tomorrow to the police.
The case is to be taken up again on Aug. 26.