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Corruption case against former SLPA Chairman:

Further trial fixed for Jan. 28

A corruption case filed against former Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Chairman Priyath Bandu Wickrama and two others was yesterday fixed for further trial by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne.

The defendants are charged with allegedly causing a Rs.65 million loss to the government by employing 319 employees of the Ports Authority for election work during the 2015 Presidential Election.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Director General filed the case against the former Ports Authority Chairman Priyath Bandu Wickrama, R.B. Sanjaya Kumara and Nihal Keppetipola under Section 70 of the Bribery Act on three charges.

The Bribery Commission alleged that the first accused Priyath Bandu Wickrama had unlawfully employed 319 employees for election work around October 20, 2014, and January 7, 2015, while he was serving as the Ports Authority Chairman.

The Magistrate fixed further trial for January 28.


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