Corruption case against Wimal fixed for March 27

A corruption case filed against National Freedom Front  leader and Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was today fixed for March 27 by Colombo High Court.

The court was informed by both defence and prosecution that the defence was not yet to access with the computer data system of a private bank in order to inspect information pertaining to a bank account relevant to the indictments.

Accordingly,  High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi issued an order directing the private bank that the defence be allowed to access with its computer system.

The director general of Bribery Commission had filed indictments 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.

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 Bribery Commission's 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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