Former Sathosa Chairman further remanded | Daily News

Former Sathosa Chairman further remanded


Former Lanka Sathosa Chairman Nalin Ruwanjeewa Fernando, who is alleged to have misappropriating state funds amounting to Rs.39 million while importing sports equipment during last Presidential Election was ordered to be further remanded until April 12 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate, today.

Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne observed that an appropriate order regarding the suspect's bail application to be announced at the next hearing date.

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) commenced an investigation against former Sathosa chairman and for Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage in connection with importation of 14,000 carrom boards and 11,000 draught boards during the previous regime. 

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


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