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Former Parliament Secretary General summoned in Johnston’s case

Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday issued notice on former Secretary General of the Parliament Dammika Kithulgoda to appear before the court on November 13 to give evidence on three cases against former minister and Parliamentarian Johnston Fernando for his failure to disclose his annual assets and liabilities.

Bribery Commission Assistant Legal Director Ganga Heiyanthuduwa appeared on behalf of the Bribery Commission.

While giving evidence, Senior Additional Secretary of the Presidential Secretariat, Chandima Wijesinghe said that they noted all the Cabinet ministers’ and deputy ministers’ assets and liabilities’ statements in a register. The Additional Secretary submitted the register for the Magistrate’s perusal.

She said that the register includes all the assets and liabilities’ statements since 1989.

Attorney-at-law Niroshan Siriwardana, appearing on behalf of former minister Fernando, informed the Magistrate that it did not seem that the register was being maintained since 1989.

The Additional Secretary said that she was appointed to this post in 2016.

After considering all matters, the Magistrate fixed the trial date for November 13.


 

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