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CIABOC case into loss of Rs 4 mn in Lanka Sathosa :

Ravi ordered to appear in court

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne yesterday ordered former Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake to appear before court on January 11 to provide evidence on the case filed against the former Lanka Sathosa General Manager Wimal Perera.

He is accused by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) in an incident where a loss of Rs.4 million had been incurred to the government when importing rice to the Lanka Sathosa in 2002.

Ravi Karunanayake was the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister from 2001 to 2004.

On a previous hearing, evidence was recorded from former Consumer Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s private secretary Anne Vindya Fernando. Evidence was led by Bribery Commission’s Assistant Director Asitha Anthony.

Karunanayake did not appear in court yesterday morning.

Attorney Sajitha Jayawardane appearing on behalf of Karunanayake told court that his client was unable to appear in court since he had an official meeting at his ministry.

The Magistrate ordered witnesses to appear before court on the next hearing date.


 

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