SC directs Bribery Commission to file charges on Namal

A case was filed against Namal Rajapaksa at the Supreme Court by the Bribery Commission in June over alleged defamation.The commission had accused the Parliamentarian of insulting the commission by not appearing to make a statement despite being issued notice. (Colombo Gazette) The Bribery Commission has been directed by the Supreme Court to file charges against Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa.The Supreme Court directed the Bribery Commission to file the charges on or before October 3rd.

Former wife of infamous prisoner Charles Bronson found dead aged 38

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Charles Bronson The former wife of infamous prisoner Charles Bronson has been found dead at her home aged 38. Paula Williamson, who was an actress on shows such as Coronation Street, married the notorious criminal in 2017, decades after he was imprisoned. The couple separated last summer. Staffordshire Police confirmed that they had found Ms Williamson’s body at her home in Stoke-on-Trent yesterday morning.Her death is not being treated as suspicious, with a post-mortem examination due to take place to establish her cause of death. A statement from police said yesterday: “A woman from Stoke-on-Trent who was found dead this morning has been named as Paula Williamson, aged 38. “Paula’s body was found in a house on Gordon Avenue, Sneyd Green, at around 7am.“A post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death but the death is not being treated as suspicious.“A report is now being prepared for the coroner.”Ms Williamson appeared on Coronation Street three times between 2008 and 2012, along with rival soap operas Hollyoaks and Emmerdale. However, she shot to wider prominence after agreeing to marry the man reviled as Britain’s most violent prisoner, whom she had been visiting in HMP Wakefield. A ceremony took place nine months later at Wakefield prison, after which Bronson was returned to his cell. Bronson, now 66, has spent more than half of his life in solitary confinement, after his sentence was repeatedly increased for attacking prison staff and taking them hostage.He filed for divorce from Ms Williamson last July after reportedly becoming outraged over pictures of her on a wild night out in Tenerife. She later broke down during an appearance on ITV’s Loose Women as she spoke of how the ordeal had left her “heartbroken”. Charles Bronson read more