Welgama granted bail

16 February 2016 11:27 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Transport Minister and UPFA MP Kumara Welgama was granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate today over illegally paying Rs.3.2 million to the former Vice Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB).

He was released on a cash bail of Rs 25,000 and two sureties of Rs. 1 million by Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya.

The Magistrate didn’t sign the charge sheet against the MP today due to the preliminary objection raised by the Defence Counsel.  

Magistrate Pilapitiya said he would consider signing of the charge sheet after observing the appointment letter of the former SLTB Vice Chairman. The case was fixed for March 24. (Shehan Chamika Silva)



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  Comments - 5

  • BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 16 February 2016 12:55 PM

    All Sri Lankan state institution staff are recruited with some form of political influence as future vote banks for their mentors. We Sinhalese are also not ashamed of that credential. Therefore the fate of GS who takes a bribe will depend on his connections.

    Eds Tuesday, 16 February 2016 01:22 PM

    What is going to happen to Mahendran for his 60 Billion robbery?

    Shan Tuesday, 16 February 2016 01:32 PM

    Yes Amila, if a Gramasewaka took bribe of 500/=, we can imagine.

    kaboos Tuesday, 16 February 2016 03:11 PM

    when you borrow five thousand from the bank you are in trouble but when you borrow 500 million bank in trouble

    Amila Tuesday, 16 February 2016 11:43 AM

    What will happen, if a Gramasewaka took a Rs.500/= bribe?

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