Appeal Court grants bail to IP Rangajeewa

Police Narcotics Bureau Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa who was in remanded custody in connection with the investigation on the deaths of 27 inmates at the Welikada prison in 2012, was granted bail by the Court of Appeal today.

He was granted on bail by President of the Court of Appeal Preethi Padman Surasena on two sureties of Rs. 100,000, considering the bail application.

The CID arrested IP Rangajeewa and former Magazine Prisons Superintendent Emil Ranjan Lamahewa on March 28 in connection with the incident.

However, Emil Ranjan Lamahewa is still in remanded custody.