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CIABOC case for Rs. 53.1 Mn fraud:

Travel ban on Mahindananda, former Sathosa Chairman

The second Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar has imposed a travel ban on former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and onetime Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando after October 15.

The case was taken up before the second Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar bench comprising High Court Judges R.Gurusinghe (President), Shashi Mahendran and Amal Ranaraja.

The case was fixed for December 16 as a calling date.The two accused are currently on bail.

Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Director General had filed indictments against former Sports

Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and former Sathosa chairman Nalin Fernando for allegedly committing a Rs. 53.1 million fraud while importing sports equipment during last the Presidential Election (2015).

The Bribery Commission has filed indictments against former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage MP and former Sathosa chairman Nalin Fernando, over a Rs. 53.1 million misappropriation said to have taken place when importing sports equipment for sports clubs including 14,000 carrom boards and 11,000 draught boards during the previous regime between September 1, 2014 and December 31.

The Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed this case against the two accused under section 70 of the Bribery Act on six counts.

Deputy Director General Ganga Heiyanthuduwa appeared for the Bribery Commission.

President’s Counsel Nalin Ladduwahetty and President’s Counsel Anil de Silva appeared for the defence.


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