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Case against Keheliya and two others fixed for trial

The corruption case filed against former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and two others for allegedly causing an unlawful loss to the government after purchasing 600 of GI pipes using Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) funds was yesterday fixed for trial by a Colombo Court.

When the case came up before Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya, the fourth and the fifth witnesses in the case were noticed to appear in Court on February 19 to give evidence.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption had filed charges against Rambukwella, former SLRC Director General SLRC Director General Chandrapala Liyanage and former SLRC Chairman Wimal Rubasinghe under section 70 of the Bribery Act.

The Bribery Commission alleged that three accused in the case had incurred a loss of Rs.990,000 to the SLRC after unnecessarily purchasing 600 of GI pipes on or around December 2, 2014.

Meanwhile, Court permitted the second accused to leave the country after releasing his passport on an additional bond of Rs.2.5 million. 


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