Former CJ acquitted and released

Former CJ acquitted and released

February 19, 2016   10:02 am

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. 

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

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. 

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