Mahindananda’s house case fixed for further trial | Daily News

Mahindananda’s house case fixed for further trial

A case filed against former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage for allegedly purchasing a house worth Rs.27 million in Kynsey Road, Colombo 7 over a complaint that he had allegedly purchased properties through illegally acquired money was yesterday taken up for further trial by Colombo High Court.

Witness Douglas Kahawage, the treasurer of a trade union named Sri Lanka Nidahas Kamkaru Congress testified before Colombo High Court. The case was fixed for further trial on October 29 by High Court Judge Sampath Abeykoon.

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 this house and 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. President’s Counsel Shavindra Fernando with counsel Kanchana Ratwatte appeared for the accused.


 

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