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Shirani Bandaranayake: Former Chief Justice Acquitted And Released

Colombo, 20 February, (Asiantribune.com):

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday ordered the release of former CJ Shirani Bandaranayake from a case filed against her by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption for failure to accurately declare her assets and liabilities .

The Defence had argued that this was a politically motivated charge. In January, when the case was taken up, the Magistrate considered the Defence arguments and ordered the Bribery Commission to inform if it was willing to proceed with the case.

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court acquitted her from the case after the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption decided to withdraw the charge sheet.

Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayaka has been acquitted and released from the case filed by the Bribery Commission for failure to accurately declare her assets and liabilities.

Earlier, Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was accused of not declaring her assets and liabilities during the years 2010 to 2012 when she was the Chief Justice.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya also ordered the removal of the ban imposed on Bandaranayaka from traveling abroad and to release the her passport which was in the custody of the court.

- Asian Tribune -

  Shirani Bandaranayake:  Former Chief Justice Acquitted And Released
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