Wimal Weerawansa has filed a preliminary objection that he cannot maintain the case filed against him by the Bribery or Corruption Investigation Commission alleging that he had illegally amassed property and money worth more than 75 million rupees.
That was when the case was called before the Colombo High Court yesterday (26).
The lawyer who appeared for Weerawansa told the court that under the Bribery Act such charges can only be filed against public officials and it does not apply to parliamentarians and ministers. Therefore, the lawyer said that it is not possible to continue this case.
The Additional Solicitor General who appeared on behalf of the Bribery Commission at that time asked the court to give a date to submit written speeches related to this initial objection.
Accordingly, the High Court ordered that the case be called again on November 28.