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* Student activist Ryan Jayalath further remanded
Wed, Oct 4, 2017, 08:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 04, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the convener of the Medical Students' Action Committee, Ryan Jayalath, who is charged under the Public Property Act for destructing public property.

Jayalath was accused of forcibly entering the Health Ministry premises on 21 June and damaging public property.

When the case was taken up today, the Colombo Crimes Division conducting the investigation has informed the court that further investigations are being carried out. Therefore, the police requested the court to issue an order for the suspect to be further remanded.

Considering the request, Maligakanda Additional Magistrate Manjula Ratnayake ordered the suspect, Ryan Jayalath to be further remanded until October 11.

Meanwhile, the Colombo High Court on Monday (9 October) is due to consider a revised bail application filed by the suspect Ryan Jayalath seeking his release on bail.


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