COLOMBO – Indictments were served on Former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, Former Operations Director of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Chandrapala Liyanage, and Former Chairman Wimal Rupasinghe at the Colombo High Court on Tuesday Nov,22.
The case was filed against them for using Rs. 990,000/- in funds owned by the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation during the run-up to the 2015 Presidential Election, and purchasing 600 GI pipes for various other uses.
After the indictments were served, the three defendants were released on a cash bail of Rs. 20,000/- each, and a personal bail of Rs. 500,000/- each.
In addition, Colombo High Court Judge Nawaratne Marasinghe ordered them to surrender their passports to the court, preventing them from travelling overseas until the trial concludes.
The High Court Judge also ordered for their fingerprints to be recorded, and fixed the case for the 10th of February 2023.(Island)