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Divi Neguma case

Further trial on June 1

The case filed against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and former Divi Neguma Department Director General Kithsiri Ranawaka for allegedly misappropriating Rs. 36.5 million belonging to the Divi Neguma Department to purchase GI pipes was on Friday fixed for further trial on June 1 by the Colombo High Court.

The case was taken up before High Court judge Namal Balalle.

The Attorney General (AG) had filed indictments against the former Minister and Divi Neguma Department former Director General in the Colombo High Court for allegedly misappropriating Rs.36.5 million belonging to purchase and distribute GI pipes during the last Presidential Election. The AG maintained that the accused are guilty of the offence of bribery in accordance with Section 79 of the Presidential Election Act No. 15 of 1981.

The two accused had been charged under the Public Property Act No 12 of 1982.