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Former Sri Lanka Handicrafts Board Chairman granted bail

 

Former Sri Lanka Handicrafts Board (Laksala) Chairman Anil Koswatte and three others appeared in Court over a corruption case filed by Bribery Commission were ordered to be released on bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate, today.

This is for allegedly causing unlawful loss to the government when awarding a contract to a private company to build a new showroom at the National Museum premises, contrary to the accepted tender procedure.

Four accused were ordered to be released on a cash bail of Rs.10,000 with two sureties of one million rupees each by Colombo Additional Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption had filed this case against former DLB Chairman under Section 70 of the Bribery Act.

The Bribery Commission further alleged that the accused have committed this offence on or around October 12, 2011 in violation of the law.