Wimal’s corruption case fixed for May 16

A corruption case filed against former Minister and National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa was yesterday fixed for May 16 by Colombo High Court. 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 on the next date as a calling date, in order to ascertain whether defence has received documents pertaining to the indictments.

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 incidents 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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