Corruption case against Mahindananda Aluthgamage fixed for December 13


A corruption case filed against former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and another Sports Ministry official for allegedly committing a Rs. 53.1 million fraud while importing sports equipment during last the Presidential Election was today fixed for December 13 by Colombo Chief Magistrate. 

When the case came up before Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara, the former Minister was not present in Court. The Court was informed through the defence counsel that the accused was attending parliament sessions.

Meanwhile, the Chief Magistrate issued an order directing the former Minister to hand over his  passport to the court.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption had filed a corruption case in Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court against former Sports Minister, Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage, and another official at the Sports Ministry, over a Rs. 53.1 million fraud said to have taken place, when importing sports equipment to the sports clubs.

Deputy Solicitor General Shanil Kulatunga with Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption's Deputy Director General (Legal), Ganga Heiyanthuduwa appeared for the prosecution.

Defence counsel Niroshan Siriwardena appeared for the accused.

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