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Nine copper factory workers granted bail

Nine employees attached to the copper factory in Wellampitiya, who were arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks, were granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, yesterday.

They were ordered to be released on two sureties of Rs.500,000 each by Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage, owing to insufficient evidence against the suspects.

The magistrate said that the Wellampitiya Police had failed to mention the offences the suspects were alleged to have committed.

Wellampitiya Police told court that there was one Sinhalese, one Tamil, and seven Muslims among the arrested.

They said that one of the Easter Sunday bombers, Inshaf Ibrahim—who was responsible for the Shangri-La Hotel explosion—had owned a copper factory.

However, responding to a question raised by the magistrate, police said that they were yet to decide which charges were to be brought against the suspects.

Meanwhile, the tenth suspect produced in court was ordered to be remanded till May 20 as the Terrorist Investigation Division was conducting a separate investigation on him.

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Easter Sunday attack : Nine suspects granted bail - (16:22)

Nine employees attached to the copper factory in Wellampitiya arrested on suspicious in connection with the explosion took place on Easter Sunday, were today granted bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

They were ordered to be released on two sureties of Rs.500,000 each by Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage owing to insufficient evidence against the suspects.

The Magistrate observed that the Wellampitiya police has failed to mention the offences the suspects alleged to have committed by violating a particular law or regulations


 

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