Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development & Cultural Affairs Palitha Thewarapperuma who was remanded on Tuesday, was released on bail today by the Matugama Magistrate.
He along with 9 mothers who protested outside a school was arrested on charges of unlawful assembly. The 9 mothers were also released on bail today.
Thewarapperuma along with the mothers of the children had protested outside the Meegahatenna primary school demanding for their children’s admission to the school.
The deputy minister had later attempted to commit suicide at the school premises in protest against authorities for not providing the children with a school. He was later admitted to hospital.
Thewarapperuma and the mothers were released on a surety bail of Rs. 1 million each.