Former Sports Minister indicted for Rs. 53 Mn sports equipment fraud | Daily News
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Former Sports Minister indicted for Rs. 53 Mn sports equipment fraud

The Second Permanent High Court trial-at-bar yesterday served indictments on former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, MP, and former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando in connection with a corruption case filed by the Bribery Commission over a Rs. 53.1 million sports equipment fraud. The Director-General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) had filed indictments against Aluthgamage and Fernando for allegedly committing a Rs. 53.1 million fraud while importing sports equipment during last the Presidential Election.

Two accused were ordered to be released on bail after being served indictments. Accordingly, Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Nalin Fernando were separately ordered to be released on a cash bail of Rs.100,000 with two sureties of one million rupees each by the Trial-at-Bar bench comprising High Court Justices R. Gurusinghe (President), Shashi Mahendran and Amal Ranaraja. The case was fixed for August 30.

The Bribery Commission has filed indictments against former Sports Minister, Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage, and Former Sathosa chairman Nalin Fernando, over the fraud linked to import of sports equipment including 14,000 carrom boards and 11,000 draught boards to be provided to sports clubs during the previous regime between September 1, 2014 and December 31.

Indictments have been filed in this case against the two accused under section 70 of the Bribery Act on six counts.




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