Further hearing on 9 June

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By Hansi Nanayakkara

Colombo High Court Judge Navaratne Marasinghe, yesterday (29), fixed further hearing of the bribery case against SLPP MP and former Chairman of the Dompe PS Milan Jayathileke and member of the same PS Ajith Sisira Kumara, to 9 June.

Jayathileka and Kumara have been indicted on eight counts by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), with soliciting a bribe of Rs 700,000, before reducing it by Rs 100,000, 10 years ago, to facilitate the provision of a licence to operate a stone quarry.

When the case was taken up, the two accused were present in Court. Their lawyers urged Judge Marasinghe, to grant them fresh dates to obtain the necessary documents pertaining to the trial.