Court grants bail to Prasanna and wife

Court grants bail to Prasanna and wife

July 14, 2015   10:26 am

The Fort Magistrate on Tuesday (14) granted bail to the Chief Minister of the Western Province, Prasanna Ranatunga, and his wife in connection with a case filed against them over an irregular land deal. 

The case has been filed against Ranatunga and his wife for allegedly obtaining a sum of Rs 5 million to fill and develop a land in the Wellampitiya area as well as to remove the unauthorized occupants of the property. 

The police investigations, in this regard, was initiated after a businessman lodged a complaint with the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) alleging that the sum has been deposited into a bank account belonging to the Chief Minister’s wife.   

The FCID had previously also questioned the Chief Minister’s wife for nearly 6-hours over this allegation.

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