Welgama’s FR petition fixed for support on November 07


By Chitra Weerarathne

The Supreme Court fixed for support on November 7, a fundamental rights violation petition filed by Kumar Welgama, UPFA Parliamentarian for Kalutara District. He has requested the Supreme Court to prevent his imminent arrest, on suspicion of having abused Rs. 3 million of Sri Lanka Transport Board funds by appointing a Deputy Chairman to the SLTB while he was a minister in the former government.

The post of deputy chairman had not been in the cadre of the SLTB. The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has complained to the Colombo Magistrate against Welgama.

In the fundamental rights violation petition, Welgama has said that he could be unduely arrested by the police, using the aforesaid corruption complaint,= as the basis. He wants the arbitrary arrest prevented by the Supreme Court.

Counsel Navin Marapana appeared for Welgama.

The bench comprised Chief Justice Priyasath Dep, Justice Anil Gooneratne and Justice Nalin Perera.

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