HC calls for original case recording regarding case against Wimal


The Colombo High Court issued an order directing the registrar of Gangodawila Magistrate's Court that the original case record pertaining to magisterial inquiry against former Minister and National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa to be handed over to the Colombo High Court, today.

High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi made this order regarding an indictment filed against Wimal Weerawansa for the alleged unlawful acquisition of money and assets, estimated at Rs.75 million within a period of six years while serving as a Minister, during the former regime.

This case is to be taken up against on January 11.

The Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption alleged that the former Minister had committed this offence by way of undeclared assets between January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2014.

The indictments were filed under 39 counts based on monitory and property transactions estimated at Rs.75 million.

The Director General alleged that the former Minister had unlawfully made 26 monitory transactions, constructed a house and purchased lands and vehicles in contravention of section 23(a) of the Bribery Act.

The Director General further alleged that former Minister Weerawansa had owned these properties-deemed under the provision of the Act to be property acquired through bribery.

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