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Case against former SLPA chairman, two others

A corruption case filed against Sri Lanka Ports Authority () Wickrama and two others for allegedly causing a Rs.65 million unlawful loss to the government by employing 319 employees of the Ports Authority for election work during the 2015-January Presidential Election, was yesterday fixed for further trial by Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court.

When the matter came up before Colombo Additional Magistrate Aruni Artigala, the Court recorded evidence from the first witness in the case and further fixed trial for.

Meanwhile, the Additional Magistrate decided to revoke the travel ban imposed against former SLPA Chairman and third accused in the case.

The Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed this corruption case against Ports Authority Wickrama, R.B. Sanjaya Kumara and Nihal Keppetipola under Section 70 of the Bribery Act on three charges.

The Bribery Commission alleged that the first accused Wickrama had unlawfully employed 319 employees for election work on or around October 20, 2014 to January 7, 2015, while he was serving as the Ports Authority .

Attorney-at-Law Asitha Anthony, the Assistant Director (Legal) of Bribery Commission appeared for the prosecution. President’s Counsel Anil Silva appeared for the accused.


 

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