In such an eventuality, the magistrate’s court cannot grant him bail.
Nanayakkara and another suspect, ex-crimes OIC of Mt. Lavinia police Tissa Sugathapala were remanded further until May 25, as their lawyers were absent at the hearing.
Reports say Nanayakkara is willing to make a statement as per clause 127 in the penal code that will make him a witness of the state and will no longer require legal support. That is why the lawyers were absent.