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Corruption case against Mahindananda fixed for trial

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

When the case came up before Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara, the matter was fixed for trial on October 30.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption had filed a corruption case in the 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 appearing for the Bribery Commission informed Court that the prosecutors are expecting to amend the charge sheets against the accused since there is an uncertainty-to whom the concerned sports items were distributed.

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

Defence Counsel Niroshan Siriwardena appeared for the accused. Counsel Asela Rekawa appeared for the second witness.


 

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