Colombo High Court Judge Aditya Patabendige today (19) ordered the release of Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena from the charges filed against him by the Bribery Commission.
The court was informed by the Bribery Commission that it did not intend on pursuing the case any further, and would withdraw the charges filed against the Minister.
Accordingly, the High Court Judge ordered the release of the accused, Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena on the withdrawal of the case.
The Bribery Commission had filed a case against Rohitha Abeygunawardena alleging that he had committed an offense under the Bribery Act by illegally acquiring assets and money worth Rs. 41.2 million while serving as a Minister.(ceylontoday)