Taking up the case, Dambulla Magistrate - Kosala Bandara Ilangasinghe said that this verdict was given after considering the future of the youths.
The first suspect, who is a school student was released after being severely reprimanded while the other two were ordered to pay a state fee of Rs. 1,500 each before being released.
The youth were arrested on Sep. 26 by the Dambulla police after photos of them posing semi-naked on the revered Pidurangala rock, went viral online and sparked public outcry.
(Pics : Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa - Dambulla Corr.)