Keheliya's phone bills paid with SPC funds: Trial fixed for July 13

Former chairman of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC), former chairman Jayampathi Bandara Heenkenda and former minister Keheliya Rambukwella were indicted on charges of illegally paying Mr. Rambukwella's mobile phone bill while he was the Mass Media Minister from March 15, 2012 to April 14, 2012
and causing a loss of Rs.230,984 to the government.

Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara fixed the trial for July 13.

The Bribery Commission's Director General had charged Mr. Heenkenda on three counts including that of aiding and abetting Mr. Rambukwella to commit an offence under Section 70 of the Bribery Act. (T. Farook Thajudeen)