Colombo High Court Judge Manilal Waidyatilleke ordered that Inter-University Bhikku Federation (IUBF) Convenor Ven. Tampitiye Sugathananda Thera, remanded on charges of causing damage to public property by forcibly entering the premises of the Ministry of Health during an anti-SAITM protest be released on bail.
The order was made on Tuesday, August 8, following an application for bail was made on his behalf. The suspect was charged under the Public Property Act.The suspect was ordered to be released on a cash bail of Rs.10,000 with three sureties of Rs.500,000.
Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara appeared for the Attorney General. Counsel Gamini Alwis appeared for the suspect-petitioner.