HC commences trial against MP Aluthgamage | Daily News

HC commences trial against MP Aluthgamage

The Colombo High Court yesterday commenced recording evidence in a case filed against former Sports Minister and Kandy District MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage for the alleged criminal breach of trust with regard to Rs. 3.9 million of funds belonging to a trade union named Sri Lanka Nidahas Kamkaru Congress.

When the case came up before High Court Judge Sampath Wijeratne, several witnesses including the first witness in the case gave evidence and the trial was further fixed for March 8.

The Attorney General alleged that former Sports Minister Aluthgamage had committed a criminal breach of trust with regard to Rs. 1,000,000, misappropriated Rs. 1,900,000, and misappropriated another Rs. 1,000,000 belonging to the Sri Lanka Nidahas Kamkaru Congress between October 2012 and April 2013.

The Attorney General charged that the accused had committed punishable offences under Section 388 and 389 of the Penal Code, listed 13 persons as witnesses in the case and named eight documents as production items.

President’s Counsel Nalin Ladduwahetty with Counsel Hafeel Farisz and Dinesh S. Liyanage appeared for the accused. Deputy Solicitor General Thusith Mudalige appeared for the Attorney General.


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