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Jaliya Wickramasuriya re-remanded

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Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the USA, Jaliya Wickramasuriya, who was charged with misappropriating USD 332,000 from state funds when purchasing a building for the Sri Lankan embassy in Washington, was re-remanded till January 13 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.

However, the suspect was not presented to court today due to bad health. The Prisons Authority has  submitted a medical report on the suspect’s health condition.

Meanwhile, the defence counsel informed court that a written bail application would be submitted  soon on behalf of the suspect, seeking bail on exceptional circumstances.

The FCID filed charges under section 5 of the Public Property Act, where a suspect who has misappropriated public properties or assets for more than Rs. 25,000 has no bail relief unless granted for exceptional circumstances or by a High Court Judge. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

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  • Jans Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:19 PM

    What about others who make millions Billions ThoraMoruArrest them all like Jaliya why Afraid via DM Android App

    ceylon Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:37 PM

    what a great shame he inflicted to the country and the embassodor position.cheap cheap. via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 11 January 2017 01:32 PM

    Looks like hard times for this guy. This is also one reason Mahinda is trying to make a come back hook or by crook because everyday some dirty work is uncovered and he needs to get back in power to camouflage and control this situation b4 the really big ones surface.

    Selvyn Wednesday, 11 January 2017 07:12 PM

    With all this dirty people belonging to MR causing huge losses to govt how can MR come back to power. via DM Android App


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