Three youths remanded till Oct 3rd

Published : 9:05 am  September 28, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 

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Untitled-6By Thilanka Kanakarathna and Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa   

Three youths who were arrested on charges of posting semi-nude photos, which they had taken while on top of the Pidurangala Rock and posted them on social media, were remanded until October 03 by the Dambulla Magistrate Kosala Bandara Illangasinghe yesterday.   

The19-year-old suspects who were residents of Galewela, were arrested recently after they surrendered to the Sigiriya Police.   


They posted semi-nude photos which went viral on social media over the week and were criticized by religious leaders and the general public. 

 
The Counsel representing the suspects informed the magistrate that the act of the suspects had been unintentional, and requested them to  be released on bail.   


However, the magistrate stated that the Magistrate Court does not have the power to grant bail for such offences, as the lawsuit filed against the suspects was under the Antiquities Ordinance. 

 

 

The Counsel representing the suspects informed the magistrate that the  act of the suspects had been unintentional, and requested them to  be  released on bail

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