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* Indictments served on Wimal Weerawansa for illegally obtaining assets worth Rs. 75 million
Thu, Jan 11, 2018, 11:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 11, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today indicted National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader and Joint Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa on charges of unlawfully earning Rs. 75 million of assets and money.

Weerawansa was served indictments regarding a corruption case filed against him by the Commission investigating charges on bribery or corruption in the presence of the High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi.

The judge then ordered the release of MP Weerawansa on two sureties of Rs.500,000.

The lawyer appearing on behalf of the Bribery Commission requested the court to grant time for the filing of the relevant case file of the case. The High Court Judge accepting the request, ordered that the case be called again on February 19.

Wimal Weerawansa has been accused of having obtained assets and money worth Rs. 75 million illegally in a manner that exceeded his legal income from January 01, 2010 to December 31, 2014, during the former regime.

Last year, he was arrested on charges of misusing public vehicles while he was a minister and released on bail.


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