Hambantota Magistrate’s Court has released 31 suspects who had been remanded over the protest staged in Hambantota on October 6. Court made the order when they were produced in Court on October 13.
The suspects included Parliamentarian Prasanna Ranaweera, Western Provincial Councillor Upali Kodikara, Southern Provincial Councillors Sampath Athukorala and Major (Rtd.) Ajith Prasanna etc.
The charges against them are unlawful assembly, causing damage to public property, injuring police officers, obstructing their duty and violating a court order restraining the Joint Opposition’s protest opposite the Indian Consulate in Hambantota on October 6.