The Colombo High Court today acquitted Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena from a Bribery Corruption case filed against him for the alleged unlawful acquisition of assets estimated at Rs. 41.1 million.
When the case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Aditya Patabendige, lawyers representing the Bribery Commission told Court that the case could not be proceeded further. Accordingly, the Judge decided to acquit the Minister from the case.
President Counsel Kalinga Indatissa appeared for the Minister.
Earlier, The Director General of the BC had filed an indictment in the Colombo High Court on two counts against Rohitha Abeygunawardena for the unlawful acquisition of assets estimated at Rs.41.1 million. (Yoshitha Perera)