Aluthgamage acquitted in case over misappropriation of funds

The Colombo High Court today (25) acquitted Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage over the case filed on the misappropriation of trade union funds.

Aluthgamage, the Minister of Agriculture, was accused of misappropriation of funds belonging to a trade union.

The Attorney General (AG) had filed an indictment against Aluthgamage for alleged criminal breach of trust involving Rs. 3.9 million in funds.

The AG had charged MP Aluthgamage of committing a criminal breach of trust with regard to Rs. 1 million.

He further alleged that the Minister had misappropriated Rs. 1.9 million and also another another Rs. 1 million belonging to the trade union.

The financial misappropriation is reported to have taken place from October 2012 to April 2013. (Colombo Gazette)

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