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Bribery Commission files case against Wimal over Rs 75m

The Bribery Commission today filed a case with the Colombo High Court against MP Wimal Weerawansa over unlawful earnings of Rs 75 million.

Indictments have been filed against the National Freedom Front
(NFF) leader under 39 separate charges, Ada Derana court reporter said.

He said that the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) filed indictments against the former minister for exceeding the legal income and illegally earning assets and properties to the tune of Rs 75 million. 

The commission states that in the years between January 01, 2009 and December 31, 2014, the Parliamentarian had exceeded his legal income through the illegal acquisition of assets and properties amounting to Rs 75 million.

The commission says that this is an offense punishable under the Asset and Property Act and has also listed 32 witnesses and 93 articles as evidence.

The charge sheet states that the assets in question include houses, vehicles and money.