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Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s writ petition dismissed

The Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed a writ petition filed by former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage who sought an order preventing the FCID from arresting him for allegedly committing offences under the Penal Code and Public Property Act while importing sports equipment during the last Presidential Election.

Filing a writ petition in Court of Appeal, former Minister Aluthgamage sought an order in the nature of writ of prohibition preventing FCID from arresting him over the allegations under Penal Code and Public Property Act in connection with importation of 14,000 carrom boards and 11,000 draught boards during the previous regime.

Taking into consideration the facts, the Court of Appeal (President) Justice Preethi Padman Surasena and Justice Shiran Goonaratne decided to dismiss the petition in limine.

The FCID had commenced an investigation against Mahindananda Aluthgamage for allegedly committing a Rs. 53.1 million fraud while importing sports equipment during last Presidential Election.

It was revealed that Police investigations launched following a complaint against Aluthgamage over a Rs. 53.1 million fraud said to have taken place, when importing sports equipment to the sports clubs. Senior State Counsel Madawa Tennakoon appeared for the Attorney General.

President’s Counsel Faiz Musthapha appeared for the petitioner.

 


 

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