Welgama released from bribery case


The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today ordered the release of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Kumara Welgama from the bribery case filed against him.

The case was taken up before Colombo Chief Magistrate Nandana Amarasinghe today (24).

The Bribery Commission had lodged the case, accusing the former minister of allegedly incurring losses to the government by creating an unapproved vice chairperson position at the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), appointing one of his associates to the said position, making salary payment amounting to LKR 3 million.