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Case against Godahewa, two others fixed for trial

The case filed against Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) former Chairman Nalaka Godahewa and two others, in connection with their alleged involvement in conspiring to misappropriate Rs. five million of funds belonging to the SEC was fixed for further trial by the Colombo High Court on Tuesday.

When the case came up before High Court Judge R. Gurusinghe, the matter was fixed for further trial on July 9.

Three accused were indicted on three counts under the Public Property Act. The Attorney General further alleged that the three accused had committed this offence between August 6 and 18, 2013.

The Attorney General maintained that the three accused, SEC former Chairman Nalaka Godahewa, SEC former Deputy Director General Dhammika Manjira Perera and Tharunyata Hetak Organisation Sports Director Ronnie Ibrahim had conspired to misappropriate Rs. five million of funds which were granted as a sponsor to the Tharunyata Hetak Organisation (A tomorrow for youth) by the SEC and the money in question had been transferred to a bank account belonging to the Ceylon Premium Sports Limited to promote rugby in contrary to a decision of the SEC.

The third accused Ronnie Ibrahim was charged for aiding and abetting this offence.

Deputy Solicitor General Asad Navavi appeared for the Attorney General.

PC Shavindra Fernando with Senior Counsel Ranil Samarasuriya and Sudantha Bandara appeared for the accused.


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