Corruption case against Keheliya, two others re-fixed for trial

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A corruption case filed against former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and two others was re-fixed for trial by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne. This relates to causing an unlawful loss to the government after allegedly purchasing 600 of GI pipes using Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation‚??s (SLRC) funds during the previous Presidential Election. Counsel appearing on behalf of MP Rambukwella informed court that the MP did not appear in Court yesterday since he had gone to the Kandy High court. The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption had filed charges against former Minister Rambukwella, former SLRC Director General Chandrapala Liyanage and former SLRC Chairman Wimal Rubasinghe under Section 70 of the Bribery Act. The Bribery Commission alleged that the three accused in the case had incurred a loss of Rs.990,000 to the SLRC after purchasing 600 of GI pipes on or around December 2, 2014.The Magistrate fixed further inquiries for March 15.