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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 14:22
Charges served on Fmr. Deputy Minister
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Charges were served on former Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne and 6 others at the Colombo High Court today (Apr. 25).
 
Thereafter, the suspects were released on cash bail of Rs. 25,000 each and 2 personal sureties of Rs. 500,000.
 
They are accused of misappropriating Rs. 14 million during the last Presidential Election.
 
The money was meant to develop the Negombo Lagoon, and the suspects are accused of using that money for election work.
 
Former Chairman of Fisheries Corporation Piyal Abeysekera and ex-Chairman of National Lotteries Board Upali Liyanage are among the suspects.
 
The case will be taken up again on 4th of May.
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