Former SriLankan CEO Kapila Chandrasena and his wife granted bail
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Former chief executive officer (CEO) of SriLankan Airlines Kapila Chandrasena and his wife, who were arrested on money laundering charges, have been granted bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.
They were released on a cash bail of Rs.2 million each with two sureties of Rs.2 billion each.
The Magistrate also ordered the suspects to appear before the CID on the last Sunday of every month.
They were accused of accepting a bribe of US$2 million from a French Airbus company and money laundering in connection with the purchase of airbuses in 2013.
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This arresting people on Police B Reports and releasing the a few days later is a mockery of justice.
I have seen many Police B reports and they are a joke telling the Magistrate what to do.
In fact, through B reports, the Police convey the wishes of political leaders on how they would like certain people charged to be treated by the Law.
If you are arrested and kept behind bars, you are likely to have (1) committed a significant crime (eg: murder or steal public money), (2) if released, you will attempt to destroy evidence and (3) if released, you will resort to manipulating witnesses to your advantage.
If you are arrested, you should be kept behind bars until the case is concluded and a judicial decision is delivered.
I agree in this case with fly-open-Fernando – a rarity I must admit.
These bloody fat-cats who raped and pillaged our nation, especially for example such as this duo who are alleged to have committed a multi-$Million bribery scheme – should not be released whimsically by the judiciary of SL What the simple-minded (linday-inna-madiya) judges in SL don’t realize is that these vile fat-cats have amassed such mega fortunes abroad that I hear it’s just child’s play for them to flee any nation, get brand new IDs and personal documents and change their identity for good and register abroad as someone else and then buy lavish property, vehicles, etc. and go to the extent even of paying for facial plastic-surgery to alter vital ID features – and happily live ever afer abroad!
Hope this present GOSL knows what it’s doing and watching these suspected fat-cats’ movements with all due precision. Of course, under the former Yahapalanaya MEGA-CROOKS, this guy and his wife would have never had to face these charges as that regime was all about “let’s make a deal” – e.g. just see how the narcotics/drug menace grew exponentially in the nation under their ‘care’ over the past 5 years!