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Monday, 25 September 2017 - 13:10
Charges served on Piyankara Jayaratne
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Former Minister of Civil Aviation Piyankara Jayaratne and his private secretary Balamanage Dayawansa were served charges before Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara today (25).

They are accused of appointing an individual as a Development Plan Coordinating Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority contrary to the Civil Aviation Act.

The Bribery Commission alleged that the former Minister had unlawfully appointed Dayawansa to the post from 2011 to 2012, while he was serving as the Civil Aviation Minister.

Dayawansa was also serving as a private secretary to the Minister, at that time.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed this case against the suspects under 5 counts, on 8th of June this year. 

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