Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and two others were today granted bail by Colombo High Court in connection with GI Pipes Case filed by Bribery Commission.
The Bribery Commission had filed indictments in Colombo High Court against Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and two others for allegedly causing an unlawful lose to the government after purchasing GI pipes using Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation’s (SLRC) funds during the 2015-Presidential Election while Minister Rambukwella was serving as the Minister of Minister.
Three accused were ordered to be released on a cash bail of Rs.20,000 with two sureties of Rs.500,000 each by Colombo High Court Judge Nawaratne Marasinghe. The Court further issued an order preventing them from leaving the country.
The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption had filed indictments against Minister Rambukwella, former SLRC Director General Chandrapala Liyanage and former SLRC Chairman Wimal Rubasinghe under section 70 of the Bribery Act. The indictments were served on three accused when they appeared before Court today upon receiving summons. The case was fixed for February 1.
The Bribery Commission alleged that three accused in the case had incurred a loss of Rs.990,000 to the SLRC after unnecessarily purchasing 600 of GI pipes on or around December 2, 2014. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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