Court bans protests in front of Bribery Commission

Court bans protests in front of Bribery Commission

April 22, 2015   08:23 pm

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The Colombo Chief Magistrate has issued an order banning protest in front of the Bribery Commission tomorrow (April 23), police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. 

The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) was scheduled to stage a demonstration in front of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption in protest over the decision to summon former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the commission.

The party’s General Secretary Provincial Councilor Udaya Gammanpila made this announcement at a press conference held this morning (22).

The former Defence Secretary has been asked to appear before the Commission on April 23 and 27 over allegations of financial frauds against him.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was also asked to appear before the Commission on April 24. However, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe on Tuesday (21) told the Parliament that the Bribery Commission will not summon the former President instead the officials will visit him and record a statement.

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