Five cases against Johnston on bribery charges

19 May 2016 02:51 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Bribery Commission (BC) today filed five cases in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court against former cooperative and internal trade minister Johnston Fernando and two others on charges of deploying employees of the Cooperative Wholesale Establishment (CWE) for political activities from 2010 to 2014 and causing a loss of Rs.40 million to the government.

Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya noticed the former minister, former CWE manager Ponnage Eraj Fernando and former CWE acting director Kaja Mohideen Mohammad Fakir to be present in Court on June 30.

The Commission had filed individual cases for each of the years concerned for the offences committed under the Bribery Act. (Shehan Chamika Silva)


  Comments - 7

  • Manuel Benjamin Friday, 20 May 2016 11:55 AM

    He should be sent to Welikade, now the right time.

    jolly bird. Thursday, 19 May 2016 04:58 PM


    lalith de silva Thursday, 19 May 2016 05:50 PM

    he must face allegation and and fight the legal battle instead of just shouting against government... the government is elected for 5 years by the people

    Shelly . Thursday, 19 May 2016 06:04 PM

    Cases will be proved beyond doubt he will be unseated M. R. will offer his seat. via DM Android App

    Veda-mama Friday, 20 May 2016 01:32 PM

    Oh!! It is just Five Out Of ???...How about the balance???

    J Palitha Friday, 20 May 2016 10:28 AM

    Knowing that he should be put behind bars. Hurry up!!! Don't let this fellow out further.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 20 May 2016 10:30 AM

    He is the Asst. Manager for MR. Manager played out, knowing that the Asst. Manager too played out. Arrest him you have got enough evidence.

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