June 26, 2019
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    Doctors’ bribe taken up at second High Court-at-Bar

    May 23, 2019

    The second Permanent High Court-at-Bar set up to hear high-profile financial frauds and corruption cases yesterday began its maiden hearing against a former specialist doctor at the Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital. The Permanent High Court yesterday served indictments against Dr. Chandrasiri Tennakoonwela for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs.75,000 at the hospital premises.

    The accused was ordered to be released on two sureties of Rs.500,000 each by Trial-at-Bar bench comprising High Court Judges R. Gurusinghe, Shashi Mahendran and Amal Ranaraja. The Bribery Commission had filed indictments against specialist doctor for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs.75,000 on or around July 3, 2016 from a laboratory owner of a private laboratory in the Kuliyapitiya area.

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