Army officer arrested over Lasantha’s murder gets bail

lasantha_wickrematungeThe Army intelligence officer arrested over the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickremetunge was granted bail today.

Army Intelligence Officer Premananda Udalagama was released on a cash bail of Rs. 50,000 and three sureties of Rs. 500,000 each.

Udalagama was however put back in remand as no one came forward to post the surety bond.

Recently two other intelligence officers arrested over the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, were also released on bail.

President Maithripla Sirisena had earlier said that bail should be made available for the army intelligence officers arrested in connection to the two cases. (Colombo Gazette)