Heroes’ Resting Home activists released on bail

Five Tamil activists arrested for constructing a memorial at Kanagapuram Heroes’ Resting Home in Killinochi have been released on bail.

Arrested on a complaint filed by the TNA-controlled Karaichi Council, the activists were presented today before the Killinochi District Magistrate.

Adjourning the hearing until 20 January, the Magistrate ordered the release of the activists on cash bail.

The Magistrate also refused to entertain a request by the Sri Lankan police to ban memorial events for deceased Tamil freedom fighters.