Case against Ex-Sports Minister fixed for April 30 | Daily News


Case against Ex-Sports Minister fixed for April 30

A corruption case filed against former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage for allegedly committing a Rs. 53.1 million fraud while importing sports equipment during last the Presidential Election, was fixed for April 30 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.

When the case was taken up before the Colombo chief magistrate court, Senior State Counsel Asad Navavi appearing on behalf of the Bribery Commission informed the court that they sought Chief Justice 's approval to transfer this case to the Special High court. SSC Asad Navavi further stated that the approval has not yet received.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption had filed a corruption case in Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court against former Sports Minister, Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage, and another official at the Sports Ministry, over a Rs. 53.1 million fraud said to have taken place, when importing sports equipment to the sports clubs.

The Magistrate fixed the case for April 30.

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