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Travel ban on Aluthgamage, Nalin Fernando temporarily lifted

The Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar temporarily lifted the travel ban imposed on Power and Energy State Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando, yesterday.

When the case was taken up before the Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar bench comprising justices R. Gurusinghe (President), Shashi Mahendran and Amal Ranaraja, court was informed that State Minister Mahindananda is expecting to travel to the Singapore for medical treatment and former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando is expecting to travel United Kingdom over a personal matter.

Therefore, the defence moved court to lift the travel ban imposed on them. The court then ordered the travel ban imposed on Power and Energy State Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage be lifted from December 17 to January 15 and the one imposed on former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando be lifted from December 25 to January 15.

Meanwhile, court was informed by the defence that they have filed a motion to investigate computer evidence; however, they were yet to investigate the evidence. Accordingly, an objection was raised to testify the computer evidence before the court by the defence.

Deputy Solicitor-Genral Asad Navavi, who appeared on behalf of the Attorney- General, said that the prosecution does not have the power to allow the defence access to the evidence without court order.

Considering the circumstances, the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar ordered to fix another date to consider the matter. Accordingly, the case was fixed for January 31, 2020, and the order regarding the matter is to be given on that date.

The Director-General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) had filed indictments against Power and Energy State Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando, for allegedly committing a Rs.53.1 million fraud while importing sports equipment during the 2015 Presidential Election.

The Bribery Commission has filed indictments against State Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and former Sathosa chairman Nalin Fernando over a Rs.53.1 million fraud 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 and December 31, 2014.

The CIABOC Director-General filed this case against the two accused under Section 70 of the Bribery Act, on six counts.

Deputy Director-General Ganga Heiyanthuduwa appeared on behalf of the Bribery Commission, while President’s Counsels Nalin Ladduwahetty and Anil Silva appeared on behalf of the defence. 

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Mahindananda, former Sathosa Chairman’s travel ban lifted  (16:06)

The Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar was today lifted the travel ban imposed against State Minister of Power Mahindananda Aluthgamage and a former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando.

When the case was taken up before the Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar bench comprising High Court justices R. Gurusinghe (President), Shashi Mahendran and Amal Ranaraja, the court was informed that the State Minister Mahindananda is expecting to travel to the Singapore for medical treatments and former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando is expecting to travel United Kingdom for personal matter.

Therefore, defence moved court to lift the travel ban imposed against them. Considering the facts the Colombo high Court Trial-at-Bar ordered to lift the travel ban imposed against State Minister of Power Mahindananda Aluthgamage from December 17 to January 15 and former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando’s travel ban lifted from December 25 to January 15.


 


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