Former Health Minister’s Assets Frozen – Shocking Corruption Scandal

Former Health Minister’s Assets Frozen – Shocking Corruption Scandal

The Bribery and Corruption Commission freezes former Health Minister’s fixed deposits

The Bribery and Corruption Commission has presented an application before the Colombo High Court against former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella. Consequently, the former Minister’s sixteen fixed deposits and three insurance policies have been frozen, amounting to Rs. 93.125 million.

In detail, 16 fixed deposit accounts and three insurance policies belonging to Keheliya’s spouse, three daughters, and son-in-law have been frozen for seven days. This action follows Rambukwella’s remand custody due to allegations related to the purchase of substandard immunoglobulin injections.

The freezing order, obtained under Section 53(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 09 of 2023, is part of an investigation conducted under Section 42, which scrutinizes the spouse, family members, or any other persons involved.

The Bribery Commission is intensively investigating the financial dealings of former Minister Rambukwella and his family. The allegations of corruption and bribery are serious, and the freezing of assets signifies the gravity of the charges. The Commission’s actions reflect a broader effort to curb corruption and hold public officials accountable. As the investigation unfolds, the extent of the alleged misconduct will become clearer, potentially leading to further legal actions and sanctions.

Rambukwella’s situation underscores the importance of integrity and transparency in public service. The case serves as a stark reminder of the consequences of corrupt practices and the legal mechanisms in place to address them. Public scrutiny and legal accountability are crucial in maintaining trust in public institutions and ensuring justice.