Former Minister’s bribery case hearing on March 29 | Daily News

Former Minister’s bribery case hearing on March 29

The Colombo Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne yesterday postponed trial in the bribery case against former Civil Aviation Minister Priyankara Jayaratne and his private secretary B.Dayawansa.

MP Jayaratne and Dayawansa appeared in court yesterday. The Magistrate fixed further hearing for March 29.

Jayaratne was charged with creating a position called ‘Coordinating Secretary’ to the Aviation Ministry and appointing his Private Secretary B.Dayawansa as the Development Plan Coordinating Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority contrary to the Civil Aviation Act.

The Bribery Commission alleged that Jayaratne had unlawfully appointed his private secretary as the Development Plan Coordinating Officer from 2011 to 2012, while he was serving as the Civil Aviation Minister.


 

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