Major Wanniarachchi fined Rs.5000, released

6 March 2018 11:47 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Colombo Additional Magistrate Thanuja Lakmali today released retired Major Neville Wanniarachchi, after he surrendered to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today.

The ex-Chief Security Officer (CSO) of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has five cases of corruption filed against him.  He was fined Rs. 1,000 per each case.

The Bribery Commission filed five corruption cases in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court against Major Wanniarachchi over non-declaration of assets and liabilities.

The Bribery Commission alleged that Major Wanniarachchi had failed to declare his assets and liabilities for a period of five years since 2010 to 2014, while serving in the Army. (Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 12

  • WHAT Tuesday, 06 March 2018 01:09 PM

    It probably cost hundreds of thousands in admin and other fee's and the court fine 1000 per case!!!!!

    Shehan Tuesday, 06 March 2018 03:45 PM

    What a pathetic situation prevailing in Sri Lanka. When is the end!!!

    waidyaratne - France Tuesday, 06 March 2018 01:56 PM

    Ae Rate minissu thanikara kelinne pissu!

    Mandayan Tuesday, 06 March 2018 02:13 PM

    Seems, a vibration speread aread those close to the ex President.

    Ram Tuesday, 06 March 2018 02:48 PM

    What a joke, you pay Rs 1000 per year and get your robbed assets into a legal format

    Ceylon Tuesday, 06 March 2018 03:04 PM

    Criminal government.only poor get and powerfull criminals enjoy life with looted assets.

    Pappa Tuesday, 06 March 2018 03:40 PM

    The law in this country is a bloody joke.

    Upul Tuesday, 06 March 2018 05:56 PM

    There are no words for me to express my deep frustration on these types of mockery in the justice system of srilanka. This country has gone beyond the no return point.

    Buddhist Tuesday, 06 March 2018 06:10 PM

    What a joke, this decision will encourage people to cheat and then they have to pay a small fine. Don't we require foreign judges?

    Park Tuesday, 06 March 2018 06:11 PM

    The cost of conducting the inquiries and the case would have cost more than this fine. What a joke! Should our judges be sent to Pakistan or Maldive Islands to be trained?

    Dhammika Tuesday, 06 March 2018 07:55 PM


    perera Wednesday, 07 March 2018 01:35 PM

    Politically motivated cases with out substantial evidence. Court only fines minimum and release. what else to do ?This shows the true picture of fight against corruption and inability of Bribery Commission.

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