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Keheliya's corruption case fixed for trial

A corruption case filed against former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and former State Printing Corporation (SPC) Chairman was yesterday fixed for trial by Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court.

This is for allegedly causing an unlawful loss of Rs.230,984 to the government after paying former Minister’s mobile phone bill using SPC funds, while functioning as the Mass Media Minister in 2012.

The case was fixed for trial on March 23 by Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara.

At a previous occasion, the court had rejected preliminary objections raised by defence and decided to fix the matter for trial.The Bribery Commission alleged that the former minister had induced the CPC chairman to pay his mobile phone bill from March 15, 2012 to April 14, 2012 causing an unlawful loss to the government, while serving as the Mass Media Minister.

The Bribery Commission had named former (SPC) Chairman Jayampathi Bandara Heenkenda as an accused for aiding and abetting to commit the offence.

The Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed this case against former minister and former SPC chairman under section 70 of the Bribery Act on three counts.

Counsel Anuradha Siriwardena, the Assistant Legal Director of Bribery Commission appeared for the prosecution.Counsel Niroshan Siriwardena appeared for Rambukwella.


 

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