Weeratunga, Pelpita given bail in ‘sil redi’ case

LalithLalith Weeratunga, the secretary to the former President, and former Telecom Regulatory Commission Chairman Anusha Pelpita, were today given bail in the ‘sil redi’ case.

They were accused of misappropriating Rs. 620 million of Government funds to distribute ‘sil redi’, cloth used by Buddhist devotees, to voters last year.

The Colombo High Court released Weeratunga and Pelpita on cash bail of Rs. 100,000 each and surety bail of Rs. 1 million each.