The bribery case filed against former Minister Ravi Karunanayake and PTL beneficiary owner Arjun Aloysius was today fixed for trial by Colombo High Court.

High Court Judge Mahen Weeraman fixed the case to be heard on September 6.

The Bribery Commission had indicted former Minister Karunanayake and Arjuna Aloysisu  on six over purchasing an apartment in Kollupitiya in 2016.

The prosecution witnesses of the case were ordered to appear in court on the next trial date.

The Director-General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption alleged that the former Minister had committed a punishable offence under section 19 (c ) of the Bribery Commission Act while soliciting and accepting a gratification being a public servant between February 12, 2016, and September 30, 2016.

The Bribery Commission alleged first accused Ravi Karunanayake had accepted gratification from the second accused Aloysius while purchasing an apartment at Kollupitiya  (No. 5PH2, Monarch Housing Complex) for Rs.11.68 million using the cheques issued by Walt & Row Associates (Pvt) Ltd and Perpetual Capital Private Ltd in which Aloysius was a director.

The indictments allege that the second accused Arjun Aloysius is to be charged for aiding and abetting the commission of this offence under section 25 (2) read with section 19 ( c ) of the Bribery Commission Act.


The prosecution had named 58 individuals as witnesses. The Bribery Commission further listed 32 documents as production items in the case.


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