Mar 19, 2019

Johnny acquitted from four bribery cases

The Bribery Commission has withdrawn four cases filed against former minister Johnston Fernando on his failure to produce annual assets and liabilities. Accordingly the Colombo Magistrate's Court acquitted the defendant.

The case was called before Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today (19).

The officers of the Bribery Commission requested the Court to allow  them to withdraw the case due to technical defects.

Accordingly, the Chief Magistrate allowed the cases to be withdrawn and ordered that the accused Johnston Fernando be released.

The Bribery Commission filed charges against Johnston Fernando alleging that his annual assets and liabilities had not been made public when he was a minister.