Indictments filed against former Deputy Minister, five others | Daily News

Indictments filed against former Deputy Minister, five others

The Attorney General has filed indictments in the Colombo High Court against former Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne and five others for allegedly misappropriating Rs.12 million of public funds allocated for the Negombo Lagoon Development Project. Six suspects including former Fisheries Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne, his son-in-law Upul Chaminda Kumarasinghe and four other officials of the Ceylon Fisheries Harbour Corporation (CFHC) were charged under Public Property Act for the alleged misappropriation of Rs.12 million belonging to CFHC during the last Presidential election. The Special Presidential Investigation Commission had recommended that the Attorney General’s advice be sought to institute legal action against the persons responsible for the alleged financial frauds. 



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