Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and his wife who appeared before Colombo Fort Magistrate this morning, were granted bail.

The Chief Minister and his wife had been summoned before Courts on a complaint made by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) with regards to an irregular land deal.

They had been charged of obtaining rupees five million from a businessman to evacuate a land in Wellampitiya, Meethotamulla. The allegation was the money received from the businessman had not been recorded in the revenue lists of the Provincial Council.