RADA case fixed for trial on June 3

The case filed against former MP Tiran Alles and three others was yesterday fixed for trial on June 3 by the Colombo High Court.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against four accused for allegedly conspiring to misappropriate Rs. 200 million of public funds belonging to the Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) in 2005.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against the four accused – former RADA Chairman Tiran Alles, former North and Eastern Provinces LTTE financial head Emil Kanthan, former RADA Chief Operating Officer (COO) Saliya Wickramasuriya and Dr. Jayantha Dias Samarasinghe in connection with the controversial RADA fraud.

The High Court had allowed the Attorney General to proceed with the case in absentia of former North and Eastern Provinces LTTE Financial Head Emil Kanthan, the second accused in the case.

The Attorney General had listed several witnesses including former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, former Treasury Secretary P.B. Jayasundara, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Provincial Councilor Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe and several others as witnesses in the case.



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