Mahindananda’s trial fixed for February | Daily News

Mahindananda’s trial fixed for February

A case filed against former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage was yesterday fixed for further trial by the Colombo High Court.

This is for allegedly purchasing a house worth Rs.27 million at Kynsey Road, Colombo 7 over a complaint that he had allegedly purchased properties through illegally acquired money.

The case was fixed for trial on February 20, 21 and 22 by High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga.

The High Court yesterday commenced recording evidence from prosecution witnesses in the case for the second day.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleging that Aluthgamage had purchased a house at Kynsey Road, Colombo 7 from an individual named Christopher Roshan for Rs.27 million.

The Attorney General alleged that the accused has failed to disclose how he was able to raise the money to purchase the house.

They further alleged that he had committed an offence that comes under section 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The former Minister stands accused of financial irregularities in a complaint lodged against him by the convener of the Voice Against Corruption Wasantha Samarasinghe.

Deputy Solicitor General Thusith Mudalige appeared for the Attorney General.

Counsel Kanchana Ratwatte with Niroshan Siriwardena appeared on behalf of the accused. 


 

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