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 Post Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 2:24 pm 
Former Uva chief minister arrested

@ DM /By Kurulu Kariyakarawana
Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Bribery Commission officers arrested the former Uva province chief minister and parliamentarian Samaraweera Weerawanni on Monday for his involvement in a corruption case in year 2000.

Mr. Weerawanni was produced before Colombo Chief Magistrate Sarojini Kusala Weerawardena on the same day and was released on cash bail of Rs.10, 000 and a surety bail of Rs.300, 000. Bribery Commission Investigation Division director, SSP Neville Guruge told the Daily Mirror they received a complaint in 2005 about an alleged fraud of Rs.600, 000 in a deal of purchasing heavy land vehicles for the Uva Provincial Council in 2000.

The commission had immediately started investigations and revealed that former chief minister Weerawanni and two other councillors were responsible for the alleged fraud. Mr. Weerawanni was arrested while another councillor was to be taken into custody. The other wanted suspect had passed away.

Magistrate Weerawardena had ordered Mr. Weerawanni to appear before the bribery commission every three months and had ordered to submit his passport to the courts. Sub Inspector C A. Gunawardena of the bribery commission is conducting further inquiries.


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