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Welgama’s corruption case postponed to June 4

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday postponed the corruption case filed against former Transport Minister Kumara Welgama for June 4. The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) had charged the former minister with causing an unlawful loss to the government by appointing a deputy chairman to the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) contrary to the Transport Act.

CIABOC had filed this case against former Minister Welgama under Section 70 of the Bribery Act under three charges.

The Bribery Commission alleged that the former minister had unlawfully appointed L.A. Wimalaratne as deputy chairman of the SLTB on June 23, 2010, when he was the Transport Minister. The Bribery Commission further alleged that the former minister had paved the way to confer a payment of Rs. 3.2 million to the deputy chairman as his salary and other benefits, causing an unlawful loss to the government.


 

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