Mahindananda released on bail after meeting bail conditions

Former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage was released on bail today after meeting his bail conditions.

The former Minister was remanded yesterday after he failed to prove that his passport was with the Colombo High Court over another case.

However the former Minister submitted the relevant documents today and was granted bail.

Aluthgamage was arrested yesterday after he appeared before the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) to make a statement over the allegations against him.

The former Minister was charged with misusing nearly Rs 39 million in state funds to purchase carrom boards and checkers boards in 2014 when he was the Sports Minister. (Colombo Gazette)