Piyankara Jayaratne given bail

Piyankara Jayaratne given bail

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Former Minister Piyankara Jayaratne and his Private Secretary B. Dayawansa who appeared in Court on charges of causing a loss to the Government, have been released on bail. They are accused of causing a loss to the Government through the creation of the post of Development Planning Coordinating Officer an appointing his Private Secretary in contravention to the Civil Aviation Services Authority Act.
The Former Minister and his Private Secretary appeared before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today based on the warrants issued on them.
Accordingly Additional Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala enlarged each of them on a cash bail of 75,000 rupees and a surety bail of one million rupees. The case is due to be called again on the 25th of September to read the charges. The case has been filed by the Bribery Commission.