The Commission to Investigate allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed a case today against controversial figure and one time loyalist of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sajin de Vass Gunawardena.
The Commission has filed a case over Gunawardena’s failure to declare his assets during several years including in 2011 and 2012. Incidentally, the charges comes just days after Gunawardena told a news conference in Colombo that he has declared all his assets, and if he had not, by now he would be behind bars.
When the case was taken up today before the Colombo Additional Magistrate, Gunawardena’s lawyers requested the court for time to obtain necessary papers. The Case will be taken up again in September this year.
Last week, Gunawardena said that if the accusations leveled against him by some politicians were true about him acquiring his wealth in an unscrupulous manner, then he would be behind bars by now. “I have submitted all my asset details and my accounts and how I earned my money to the relevant authorities. Everything is transparent. Everyone thinks I got money by stealing, but that is not true. If I had not submitted these information by now, then I would be in jail by now,” he told a media conference on Friday.