MP Johnston, two others indicted in CWE case | Daily News

MP Johnston, two others indicted in CWE case

The Colombo High Court yesterday served indictments to former MP Johnston Fernando and two others over the bribery case filed against them for excluding Sathosa employees from their duties and engaged in political activities.

The case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Manjula Thilakarathne. Following the serving of indictments to the accused, they were released on cash bail of Rs.25,000 and two sureties of Rs.1 million for each accused by the Colombo High Court.

The case was fixed for November 1 by the Colombo High Court. The case was filed against former Minister Johnston Fernando when he was acting as the Trade Minister, former CWE (Lak Sathosa) Chairman Eraj Fernando and former Minister’s Private Secretary Raj Mohideen Mohammad Zakeer for allegedly causing an unlawful loss to the government by employing the employees of the Co-operative Wholesale Establishment (CWE) for election work during the period 2010.

The Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed these corruption cases against three accused under Section 70 of the Bribery Act on four charges.

 


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