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Bribery case against former Minister, Secretary

Hearing postponed for September 25

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne yesterday postponed the hearing of the bribery case against former Civil Aviation Minister Priyankara Jayaratne and his private secretary B. Dayawansa.

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

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

When the case was taken up yesterday, MP Jayaratne and his personal secretary B. Dayawansa appeared before the court.

The Magistrate fixed further hearing for September 25.


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