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Kumara Welgama corruption case

Include amount of loss to State in charge sheet - Magistrate

The Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne yesterday issued an order directing the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption to amend the charge sheet filed against former Transport Minister Kumara Welagama before August 7. The Magistrate has directed that that a fourth charge be added that indicates the quantum of loss estimated as incurred by the state due to the actions of the respondent while functioning as Minister.

The Magistrate also ordered the Bribery Commission to handover all the relevant documents pertaining to this case on the same date. The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has charged that the former minister caused an unlawful loss to the government by appointing a Deputy Chairman to the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) contrary to the Transport Act.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption had filed this case against former Minister Welgama under Section 70 of the Bribery Act under three charges.

The Bribery Commission alleged that the former minister had unlawfully appointed L. A. Wimalaratne as the Deputy Chairman of the SLTB on June 23, 2010 when he was the Transport Minister.


 

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