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Johnston Fernando acquitted from accusations on not declaring assets

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 29, 2019 18:53

Johnston Fernando acquitted from accusations on not declaring assets

Colombo chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne has ordered to acquit Parliamentarian Johnston Fernando from the case filed against him on not declaring assets pertaining to year 2010.

The Commission on Bribery and Corruption Allegations Investigations has filed the case against former Minister Johnston Fernando. The chief Magistrate reading her verdict pointed out that the plaintiff has been unable to prove case beyond reasonable doubt.

Meanwhile, the case against former Presidential chief of staff   Gamini Senarath and three other defendants was fixed to tomorrow for further examination by the Special Permanent High Court. The defendants are accused of mishandling 500 million rupees that was allocated to Canwin Holdings Company by Litro Gas. The defendants have allegedly invest the same amount in a company called Helanko Hotels Private Limited illegally. Company Secretary to the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ruwani Dharmawardhana gave her evidence before the court today.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court ordered to take up the appeal petition filed by former DIG Vass Gunawardena and his son Ravindu Gunawardena challenging the death sentence handed down to them in connection with abducting and killing of multi-millionaire businessman Mohammed Siyam. The apex court also ordered the Registrar of the High court to submit all documents pertaining to the case before the 31st of January.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 29, 2019 18:53