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Case against Minister Keheliya postponed

Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala yesterday postponed a corruption case filed against Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and two others for May 11.

This relates to causing an unlawful loss to the Government by allegedly purchasing 600 of GI pipes using Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation’s (SLRC) funds during the previous Presidential Election.

The CIABOC had filed charges against Minister Rambukwella, former SLRC Director General Chandrapala Liyanage and former SLRC Chairman Wimal Rubasinghe under Section 70 of the Bribery Act.

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

The Magistrate ordered the Bribery Commission to report facts regarding the continuation of the case on the next calling date.