Former Director of the CID Shani Abeysekera has been released on bail by the Court of Appeal today (16).
It is said that he was ordered to be released under strict bail conditions.
Former Inspector of Police Sugath Mendis who was imprisoned along with Shani Abeysekera has also been released on bail.
The two suspects were released on cash bail of Rs. 25,000 and two sureties of Rs. 1 million each. The Court of Appeal also ordered that their foreign passports be handed over to the court and barred them from traveling abroad. In addition, the bench which heard the petition has ordered that if the addresses of the suspects are changed, the permission of the court should be obtained for that as well.