Two corruption cases against Johnston Fernando fixed for trial

 

Two corruption cases filed against former Minister Johnston Fernando for non-declaration of assets and liabilities as a parliamentarian for a period of two years were today fixed for trial by Colombo Chief Magistrate.

When the two corruption cases came up before Chief Magistrate Lal Bandara, the cases were fixed for trial in January.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Bribery Commission alleged that the former Minister had failed to declare his assets and liabilities for a period of two years since 2010.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption had filed charges against the former Minister in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court under Section 9 of the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Law No. 1 of 1975. Counsel Niroshan Siriwardena appeared for the accused.

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