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The Bribery Commission yesterday withdrew a case filed against Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and three others and thereafter they were discharged by the Colombo Chief Magistrate.  

In this case the Central Province Chief Minister and three others were allegedly accused by the Bribery Commission of having influenced a Kandy School Principal to enroll a child to Grade 1 in 2008. They were discharged from the charges following the Commission withdrawing the case against the suspects yesterday.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya discharged Central Province Chief Minister  Sarath Ekanayake, Education Director Attanayake Mudiyanselage Thilakeratne, Additional Education Director Wijesiri Herath and President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Coordinator Hema Madiwela when Counsel for the Bribery Commission moved to withdraw the case.

The case was taken up in open court on a motion and then Magistrate Pilapitiya laid down the case. Thereafter the case was taken up in the Magistrate’s chamber and the Bribery officers who assisted the Prosecution’s counsel in the inquiry said the case against the suspect’s were withdrawn by the Commission and thus the Magistrate discharged the suspects from the charges.

The suspects were charged by the Commission to Investigate into Allegations of Bribery or Corruption for allegedly influencing the Principal of Haramitiyala Sri Dheerananda Maha Vidyalaya to enroll a child to grade one in the year 2008 violating the admission procedure of the Education Department.

The suspects were earlier released on bail of Rs one million each by Colombo Chief Magistrate Rashmi Singappuli and the case was fixed for inquiry on June 11. (T. Farook Thajudeen)

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  • dias Friday, 24 May 2013 04:34 AM

    CJ & SF convicted all Government politicians freed. Asiwe Aschraya.

    renu Saturday, 25 May 2013 04:16 AM

    Someday you will suffer though you escaped because you are the Chief Minister of the present Government. Kharmic forces will get you soon

    piss Friday, 24 May 2013 11:45 AM

    EITHER YOU ARE WITH US OR $%^&*%#$%^%

    Mike Friday, 24 May 2013 11:03 AM

    verdict as expected - as No law and Order with this Rajapakses Regime expect more worst to come
    May God Help sri Lnkan

    Mary Smith Friday, 24 May 2013 10:46 AM

    What about cases delayed for 8 yrs e.g. Latec International fraud.

    Mary Smith Friday, 24 May 2013 10:45 AM

    Absolutely true

    Mary Smith Friday, 24 May 2013 10:44 AM

    I quite agree, as innocent people are suffering

    SLMan Friday, 24 May 2013 10:16 AM

    it look like public prosecutor is withdrawing all high profile cases agains SLEP politicians.. Murders, kidnappers , rapist walk free in sri lanka now inly by supporting government.

    Thinker Friday, 24 May 2013 09:52 AM

    Bribery commission receives an adequate bribe to withdraw the case...

    Regi Friday, 24 May 2013 06:52 AM

    ALL THE PRESIDENT's MEN

    deepal Friday, 24 May 2013 05:58 AM

    WHAT A COUTRY-ONLY IN SRI LANKA

    Shehan Jayawardene Friday, 24 May 2013 01:41 AM

    Ha haaa...Sri Lankan justice known as "Naduth Hamuduruwan ge Naduth Hamuduruwan ge" is unmatched and the best in the world!

    krishna Friday, 24 May 2013 04:27 AM

    The one who behaves according to Dhamma is protected by Dhamma.ha....ha...haaaaaa.

    Hoodwinked Friday, 24 May 2013 04:22 AM

    don't turn blue with envy after all they are all blue eyed boys.

    sri lankan Friday, 24 May 2013 03:27 AM

    This is why this is rightly called a land like no other...

    ANTON Friday, 24 May 2013 03:24 AM

    THIS CHILD'S FARTHER WILL ARRESTED FOR LODGING FALSE COMPLAINT.

    Ralph Friday, 24 May 2013 03:18 AM

    It is time that somebody investigates the Bribery Commission for Bribery and Corruption!

    Ranjitdea Friday, 24 May 2013 02:49 AM

    I think they were released to commemorate the Wesak like they release convicts from the Prisons. It is a meritorious act

    Premalal Friday, 24 May 2013 02:43 AM

    You don't have to wonder. The real purpose of the BC, the police is to fix and frame enemies.

    Ranjit Friday, 24 May 2013 02:40 AM

    Only CJ and SF are charged for corruptions!! All government politicians are saints ??

    Lankashantha Friday, 24 May 2013 02:27 AM

    When the previous CJ was called in for inquiry, we expected these kinds of moves.

    Nadi Karunaratne Friday, 24 May 2013 02:14 AM

    Irrespective of this case - has the Bribery Commission ever convicted a high profile politician? Does that mean there is no corruption or that the BC is not it for purpose - I was wondering?

    fair n square Friday, 24 May 2013 02:00 AM

    How ridiculous to discharge based on a court decision. In SL currently, the Judiciary is biased and all the verdicts are of political interest... LOL at President's President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Coordinator Hema Madiwela ... SO it's understandable that quite a lot of pressure was used... and it took 3 years... JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED goes an old saying....how true...


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