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Mahindananda Aluthgamage released on bail

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage was released on bail by the Colombo High Court on Thursday (25) in connection with the case filed against him on charges of failing to declare source of funds used to purchase a luxurious house on Kynsey Road in Borella, during his tenure as the Minister of Sports.

The indictments submitted for the case against the former Minister, filed by the Attorney-General (AG), states that he was in violation of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, when he used a sum of Rs. 27 million to purchase the said house in Borella during his tenure under the former Government.

High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga released Mr. Aluthgamage on a cash bail of Rs. 200,000 and two sureties of Rs. 500,000 each. The case was postponed for June 10.

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