Ryan Jayalath remanded

Forcible entry into Health Ministry premises :

Medical Faculty Students’ Action Committee Convener Ryan Jayalath who surrendered to Court on charges of causing damages to public property by forcibly entering the premises of the Ministry of Health during an anti-SAITM protest was yesterday ordered to be remanded till August 23 by Maligakanda Magistrate’s Court.

Several police teams had been deployed to arrest Ryan Jayalath for forcibly entering the Health Ministry premises on June 21 and damaging its property amounting to Rs.1.5 million. The Court has also issued a warrant for the arrest of the suspect for evading courts.

Ryan Jayalath surrendered to Court through a lawyer yesterday (18) morning and he was remanded till August 23 after being produced before Maligakanda Additional Magistrate Manjula Ratnayake.

The suspect was charged under the Public Property Act.

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court had also issued a warrant for arrest of Ryan Jayalath for his failure to appear before court regarding a case filed by Kollupitiya police.

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) had also initiated an investigation into an incident where a group of police officers had been obstructed by several individuals during the attempted arrest of Medical Faculty Students’ Action Committee Convener Ryan Jayalath on July 20.

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