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Lasantha Wickrematunge murder suspect given bail

Monday, 11 July 2011 11:53 Sri Lanka Mirror Editor    .The Army personnel who has been in remand custody in connection with the murder of ‘The Sunday Leader’ editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, has been given bail.

Colombo high court judge P.P. Surasena today (July 11) took up a bail application filed on behalf of the suspect.

His lawyer informed the court that he has been in remand custody for more than 18 months now, and requested his release since he was still in active service in the Army.

The state counsel did not object to the bail application.

The judge therefore ordered his release on a Rs. 75,000 cash bail and a Rs. 100,000 surety.
 SLM

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