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Bribery case: Indictments served on Wimal

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Colombo High Court today served Indictments to NFF leader and Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa over the case filed by Bribery Commission for allegedly earning around Rs 75 million by unknown means other than his lawful earnings.

He was granted two sureties of Rs. 500,000 and the case was fixed for January 19.

The Bribery Commission filed indictments in the Colombo High Court against Weerawansa in November last year.

The Commission had indicted Weerawansa on 26 charges for earning Rs 75 million from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2014 by unlawful and illegal means. (T. Farook Thajudeen)

  Comments - 37

  • Mr Facts Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:20 PM

    What about 11 billion official and 1 trillion unofficial for 30 years by RW and gang?

    Dhammika Friday, 12 January 2018 06:17 AM

    RK and RW has to step down . NO QUESTION ABOUT IT ? But this is about WW ? .

    Vernon Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:34 PM

    Aiyo this is nothing. Don't waste anymore public funds to go through a case. Just publish the details to the public. This would be sufficient.

    Man Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:28 PM

    Not a waste. If he is sentenced as the culprit, he gets disqualified to be an MP, any further.

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 11 January 2018 07:44 PM

    If he too was shouting in the parliament 'Kavuda Hora' he has the answer now! Stisfied sir?

    Ranjith sam Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:36 PM

    It is good for people to know how he earned the money to build a couple of mcmansions ?

    Yeti Friday, 12 January 2018 07:14 AM

    Table that report too in Parliament!!!

    kakopappa Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:36 PM

    This is a US conspiracy to jailed him for sure lol

    Indi Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:45 PM


    Dhammika Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:58 PM

    WOW , See when WW speaks as if 75 cents was not robbed but the man has amased 75 million rupees . SHAME .

    Papa Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:26 PM

    RK saying the same

    kukula Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:03 PM

    Will he be charged?

    BV Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:24 PM

    Serving indictment means he is charged.Now the case goes into inquiry.

    Suvine Friday, 12 January 2018 01:20 PM

    drama begins. Election time... once the elections are over all forgotten. The general public always take on this ride,,,,

    Brainmaster Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:26 PM

    Why nothing happens regarding he and wife being the owners of 2 passports Isnt that a crime which should be prosecuted via DM Android App

    karsha Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:36 PM

    Robbing from the country during former KING's rule was not a crime. No enquires. even wife of a MP who was sentenced to death was pardoned for the KING to rule for ever.

    kola kotiya Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:37 PM


    Dhammika Friday, 12 January 2018 06:19 AM

    NO , Parrot Weerawansa

    Leo Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:45 PM

    Earnings for shouting on Ali Baba' s account.

    karthik Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:50 PM

    Poor Wimal how many times he is appearing in courts and he is the only man who is concerned about the various that is taking place. He has no time think about his own cases.

    Donkey Thursday, 11 January 2018 08:24 PM

    POOR WIMAL no more , now RICH WIMALE.

    Lankaputha Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:05 PM

    This drama is being going on for last 2/3 years and no outcome and also he got away with murder. Please do not waste time and money.

    sobers Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:09 PM

    Reveal what was his assets before entering Politics and afterwards. Also his kith and kin, Srilankan politicians are famous for "Jil Marts"

    Athula Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:14 PM

    no faith in Sri Lankan law anymore, we need hybrid courts to handle such cases.

    Ram Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:33 PM

    I will not be surprised if he silently shits in his pants if a defence is called

    varuandhar Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:36 PM

    What kind of justice is this? If an innocent child steals two coconut nuts to fund his educational needs then that child is remanded without granting bail.

    chandra Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:49 PM

    Can not believe. Everything happen to good man.

    Raf Hansen Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:50 PM

    Judgement will be served with a fine of Rs. 1000/=.

    Bala Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:54 PM

    Hope it will not postponed for one year to hear the case but taken up daily to a finish.

    TTP Thursday, 11 January 2018 03:05 PM

    I can't believe Wimal has done this. He is an honest politician and every cent he earned are hard earned money. Please do not tarnish his name.

    Bandara Thursday, 11 January 2018 03:47 PM

    Hon.Minister is wealthy person even before he entered parliament. This is totally foreign conspiracy possibly western countries to tarnish his image. We Sri Lankan should raise our voice against this.

    voter Thursday, 11 January 2018 03:13 PM

    Don't tell me that with all the resources at the disposal of the Bribery commission they could only find that WW had wrongfully earned only 75 million. Then how did he earn the rest of the millions?? Ohh must've had a money tree at home.

    Labby Thursday, 11 January 2018 03:20 PM

    Another Rs. 1,000/- get-away ??

    SENA Thursday, 11 January 2018 03:47 PM

    So what? If he has money let him have it. Many seem to be jealous.

    AM Thursday, 11 January 2018 04:05 PM

    WW best get your medical reports ready, diabetes, pressure, cancer etc etc

    WS Friday, 12 January 2018 11:10 AM

    Poor guy. From Rags to Riches, From Bicycle to .........., From communication to mansions with 1 passport to 2 for the sake of the country from his loving masses.

    Roger Halliday Friday, 12 January 2018 05:10 PM

    What is the delay in convicting him and his wife for pospocessing two pp.

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