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Case against MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage fixed for January 23

HT Agency

Sri Lanka: The case filed against Kandy District MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage for the alleged criminal breach of trust of Rs.3.9 million funds belonging to a trade union called Sri Lanka Nidahas Kamkaru Congress, was fixed for further trial by the Colombo High Court yesterday.

High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi fixed the next hearing for January 23, next year, since the permanent High Court Judge was hearing a different case.

The Attorney-General alleged that former Sports Minister Aluthgamage had committed a criminal breach of trust with regard to Rs.1 million and misappropriated Rs.1.9 million as well as an additional Rs.1,000,000 belonging to the Sri Lanka Nidahas Kamkaru Congress between October, 2012 and April, 2013. He said that the accused had committed punishable offences under Section 388 and 389 of the Penal Code, while listing 13 persons as witnesses in the case and naming eight documents as production items. Counsel Kanchana Ratwatte appeared on behalf of the accused. Deputy Solicitor-General Thusith Mudalige appeared on behalf of the Attorney-General.

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