Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Parliamentarians Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayathilake have been remanded till the 25th of May.
The two MPs were arrested yesterday by the Criminal Investigation Department in relation to instigating the violence and unrest reported on the 9th of May opposite the Temple Trees and at Galle Face.
Meanwhile, Former Provincial Councillor Amal Silva and an employee of the Moratuwa Municipal Council have been further remanded till the 25th of May.
The orders were issued by the Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage this afternoon.
The Magistrate informed Court that the bail applications of MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayathilake will be rejected under the Bail Act as investigations into the suspects have not been completed while public disdain could erupt if the suspects are released on bail.
The Magistrate also ordered Amal Silva and the other suspect to be produced at an identification parade on the 25th.
The CID had meanwhile informed Court that they recorded a statement from Senior DIG-Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon.
The Solicitor General representing the Attorney Generals Department said a report containing all evidence pertaining to the suspects will be submitted in Court at the next hearing.
The Magistrate acknowledging a request by the lawyers of the defendants informed authorities to ensure the stringent security in prison as the suspects are Members of Parliament.
President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka Saliya Peiris and a group of lawyers were also present in Court for the case.
The group was arrested following instructions by the Attorney General to Inspector General of Police CD Wickramaratne to record statements and arrest 22 individuals, including former Ministers, in connection with the attack on protesters on the 9th of May.