Minister Johnston Fernando had filed a revision application with the Colombo High Court against the Colombo Chief Magistrate Courts’ decision to proceed with the case.
Colombo High Court Judge Manjula Thilakerathna delivered the order accepting the preliminary objections filed by the counsel appearing for Johnston Fernando.
The Colombo High Court has ruled that the manner in which the Bribery Commission had filed a case with the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court against Minister Johnston
Fernando on the charges of using 153 employees of the Cooperative Wholesale Establishment (Sathosa) for political activities, to be illegal.
In addition to Johnston Fernando, charges were leveled against former CWE chairman Nalin Ruwanjith Fernando and former CWE Working Director Mohamed Sakir.