Active member of ‘Aragalaya’, nabbed, bailed | Daily News

Active member of ‘Aragalaya’, nabbed, bailed

An active member of the ‘Aragalaya’, Randimal Gamage was taken into custody by the Katunayake Airport Police at the Arrivals Terminal on his return from Dubai yesterday (5) at dawn.

He was ordered to be released with a personal surety of Rs. 200,000 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis yesterday.

The Magistrate noted that his name has not been mentioned as a suspect in the preliminary B report.

32-year-old Randimal Gamage serves as a Development Officer at the Ministry of Public Administration and he is a resident of Karapitiya, Galle and is a graduate of Sri Jayawardenapura University. He had arrived at the Katunayake Airport at 4.30 am yesterday (5) on flight J-9124 of Jazeera Airlines.

When his documents were being checked by officials of the Department of Emigration and Immigration on arrival at the Katunayake Airport the computer system of the department has

indicated that a ban on air travel and going out of the country had been imposed on Gamage.

However, since there was no prohibition on his entering the country he had been allowed to go outside but officers of the Katunayake Airport Police had come and presented a written request for his arrest and taken him into custody.

He was arrested thus, based on a request of the Cinnamon Gardens Police under the allegation that he had entered the Rupavahini Corporation and caused damage to government property.

A group of activists involved in the ‘Aragalaya’ are carrying out a protest objecting to his arrest, opposite the Katunayake Police Station.

The arrest had been carried out by Police Constable 3713 Lakmal on the orders of Chief Inspector of Police Janaka Senadheera, Officer-In-Charge of the Katunayake Airport Police.

A team of police officers from the Cinnamon Gardens Police arrived at the Katunayake Airport and took Randimal Gamage with them at about 11.00 am yesterday.


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