Case against Rohitha Abeygunawardena fixed for trial | Daily News

Case against Rohitha Abeygunawardena fixed for trial

A case filed against former Minister Kalutara District MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena for the alleged unlawful acquisition of assets estimated at Rs. 41.1 million was yesterday fixed for trial by the Colombo High Court.

Accordingly, the case will be taken up for trial on July 3 and 4.

At an earlier occasion, the High Court had overruled a preliminary objections raised by former Minister against the Bribery Commission’s decision to amend the charges.

The Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption had filed an indictment in the Colombo High Court on two counts against former Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena for the unlawful acquisition of assets estimated at Rs.41.1 million.

In his indictment, the Director General of the Bribery Commission alleged that the former Minister had committed this offence by way of undeclared assets in between 2004 to 2006.

The Director General alleged that the former minister had unlawfully made 66 monitory transactions, constructed a house and purchased a jeep in contravention to the section 23(a) of the Bribery Act.

The Director General further alleged that former Minister Abeygunawardena had owned these properties-deems an offence come under the provision of the act to be property acquired by bribery.


 

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THIS JO FORMER REGIME CORRUPT MINISTER ,WHO WAS A 3 WHEEL DRIVER AND BEEN ACCUSED AS GOLD CHAIN ROBBER FROM LADIES HAS ACCUMULATED SO MUCH ILL GOTTEN MONEY DURING THE LAST REGIME 10 YEAR PERIOD HAS TO BE INVESTIGATED AND PUT BEHIND BARS. HE HAS NOT PAID TAXES BUT CORRUPT TO THE BRIM AND STILL WALKS AND TRAVELS ABROAD TO MOVE HIS UNDECLARED MONEY. HE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY. ALL THE FORMER REGIME MINISTERS WHEN THEY HAVE CASES REGARDING TO CORRUPT AND ILL GOTTEN MONEY THE FIRST THING THEY DO IS TO ASK PERMISSION TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY WHY????? HAS THE CID INVESTIGATED INTO SUCH MATTERS ????

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