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Corruption case against Wimal Weerawansa postponed

A corruption case filed against National Freedom Front leader and Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was yesterday postponed for August 28 by the Colombo High Court.

The case was yesterday taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi. The court was informed that the defence was yet to receive several documents pertaining to the case. In this case, the Bribery Commission Director General had filed indictments against Wimal Weerawansa for the alleged unlawful acquisition of money and assets, estimated at Rs.75 million, within a period of six years, while serving as a Minister, during the former regime.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Director General alleged that the former Minister had committed this offence by way of undeclared assets between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2014.

The indictments were filed under 39 incidents based on monetary and property transactions estimated at Rs.75 million.

The Director General alleged that the former Minister had unlawfully made 26 monetary transactions, constructed a house, and purchased lands and vehicles in contravention of Section 23(a) of the Bribery Act.

The Bribery Commission’s Director General further alleged that former Minister Weerawansa had owned these properties deemed under the provision of the Act to be property acquired through bribery.


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