giovedì 18 agosto 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan priest involved in protests granted bail

(Charlotte Evans, CNA)
A priest involved in the recent protests in Sri Lanka has been granted bail after being accused of several criminal offenses. Father Amila Jeewantha Peiris appeared in the Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court on Aug. 12 and was granted bail thanks to two personal sureties of 500,000 Sri Lankan rupees (around $1,375). The 45-year-old priest, serving in Ratnapura diocese, was driven by the country's economic crisis to join protesters in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city. Police searched for him at his parents' home and St Joseph's Church in Balangoda — 89 miles from Colombo — on July 27, UCA news reported. (...)