The Kurunegala High Court Judge Sunanda Kumara Rathnayake ordered today to release the three suspects including former Minister Johnston Fernando.
This order was issued when a bail application by the three suspects were considered before the High Court today.
Accordingly, the suspects were released on 25 thousand rupees cash bail and three personal bails amounting to 2.5 million rupees each.
In addition to the former minister, other suspects who were released today are the former minister’s private secretary Sakeer Mohamed and Lak Sathosa former Chairman K.M.R. Fernando.
Former Minister Johnston Fernando and two others were arrested on May 5th in connection with a financial fraud after they removed goods worth 5 million 274 thousand rupees from Lak Sathosa outlets without making any payment.
Later former minister and the other two suspects were remanded by the Kurunegala Magistrate Court.