Written by Zulfick Farzan
22 Jun, 2022 | 7:50 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Former Minister Johnston Fernando who was named as a suspect in the case filed over the attacks on MynaGoGama and GotaGoGama on the 9th of May 2022, was released on a new bail order by the Fort Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday (22).
The Former Minister was released on a two personal bails of Rs. 10 Million each, and was also ordered by the court to report to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on the last Sunday of every month between 9 AM and 12 noon.
He was also ordered to visit the Criminal Investigations Department on the 24th of June, to provide a statement.
Bail was ordered for Former Minister Johnston Fernando, 24-hours after the Sri Lankan Court of Appeal rejected a writ application filed by Parliamentarian Johnston Fernando, who was seeking an order to prevent his arrest.
The Court of Appeal on Tuesday (21) while dismissing the application said that it was of the view that the learned Magistrate should make fresh orders, according to law, when the Petitioner appears before the learned Magistrate or when he is being brought before the Magistrate in due course.
Johnston Fernando surrendered to Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage at the Magistrate’s residence as per the order made by the Court of Appeal on the 9th of June.
He was released on two personal bails of Rs. 10 Million each, and was barred from traveling overseas, on that day.
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