Ryan Jayalath further remanded for damaging Health Ministry property | Daily News

Ryan Jayalath further remanded for damaging Health Ministry property

Medical Faculty Students’ Action Committee Convener Ryan Jayalath arrested on charges of causing damages to public property by forcibly entering the premises of the Ministry of Health during an anti-SAITM protest, was yesterday ordered to be further remanded till September 20 by Maligakanda Magistrate’s Court.

At a previous occasion, the Maligakanda Magistrate had refused to grant bail on the suspect citing there are no exceptional circumstances to release him on bail since he is alleged to have committed an offence under Public Property Act.

Ryan Jayalath was arrested on the charge of forcibly entering the Health Ministry premises on June 21 and damaging its property amounting to Rs. 1.5 million.

The Court had issued a warrant for the arrest of the suspect for evading Courts.

On August 18, Ryan Jayalath surrendered to Court through a lawyer and remanded over offences under Public Property Act.The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court had also issued a warrant for the arrest of Ryan Jayalath for his failure to appear before Court regarding a case filed by Kollupitiya Police.

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) had also initiated an investigation into an incident where a group of police officers had been obstructed by several individuals during the attempted arrest of Medical Faculty Students’ Action Committee Convener Ryan Jayalath on July 20.


 

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