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Colombo Magistrate grants bail to Welgama

Colombo Magistrate grants bail to Welgama

February 16, 2016  11:34 am

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today granted bail to MP Kumara Welgama over a case filed against an illegal payment of Rs.3.2 million to the Vice Chairman of the SLTB. 

he was ordered released on a cash bail of Rs 25,000 and two personal bails of Rs 1 million each.

This came after the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption had filed a case against the MP last month.

The case was filed on the charges of illegally paying Rs.3.2 million to the Vice Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB). The Bribery Commission said that the transaction had been approved while Welgama was serving as the Transport Minister of the previous Government.

The case is to be taken up for hearing again on March 24. 

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