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53 in court

Nanise Loanakadavu
Friday, January 25, 2013

FIFTY-THREE of the 60 former workers of the Public Works Department allegedly involved in a sick sheet scam have appeared in court.

Their lawyer, Tobia Ravuniwa, asked the court for more time to bring in the other seven accused who failed to appear.

Mr Ravuniwa said prior arrangements were made by the court for one person — Rusiate Tabuaruarua — to appear for the rest of the workers.

He asked the court for more time for the seven who failed to appear to be informed of the next hearing date.

Mr Ravuniwa said he would need more time to notify his clients of their court appearance.

The other 53 accused appeared in a jam-packed courtroom although their plea has yet to be taken.

Magistrate Yohan Liyanage adjourned the matter to March 1.


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