Bribery Com. files action against Aluthgamage

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The Bribery Commission today filed action against former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage for allegedly using state funds to import game boards worth over Rs.53.1 million to be distributed in the run up to the 2015 Presidential Election campaign.

The Commission filed charges against the former Minister and the Storekeeper of the Sports Ministry Nishantha Gunasekara at the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court under case number 59720/1/2016.

According to Bribery Commission sources, Aluthgamage had ordered the Cooperatives Wholesale Establishment (CWE) to purchase a stock of Carom Boards and Draughts Boards worth the said amount on behalf of the Ministry of Sports.

Accordingly, 14, 000 Caroms Boards and 11, 000 Draughts Boards had been imported from India during the period between September 01, 2014 to December, 2014 in five shipments.

In the Bribery Commission probe disclosed that the Sports Ministry Storekeeper Nishantha Gunasekara had signed the papers acknowledging receipt of the consignment of game boards to the Ministry’s storeroom but it had not reached there.

Instead the consignment had been sent to a private warehouse at Mabima in Biyagama where most of the goods to be distributed in favour of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 2015 Presidential Election Campaign had been stored, the sources said.

The game boards, which were initially imported to be distributed among schools and youth clubs countrywide had been distributed in the election campaign to encourage the supporters, the sources further said. The case will be taken up on September 27. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana)

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  • malij Friday, 09 September 2016 11:27 AM

    These are the people who make the biggest noise. So they could claim political victimisation to cover up their sins.

    Perumal Saturday, 10 September 2016 09:54 AM

    Surprise! Weren't there more serious charges of robbing against him other than game boards?

    jolly bird Friday, 09 September 2016 11:34 AM

    LONG ANTICIPATED ACTION GOT LONG DELAYED. via DM Android App

    REALPATRIAT Friday, 09 September 2016 11:42 AM

    FACE IS THE INDEX OF MIND. via DM Android App

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 09 September 2016 03:56 PM

    Real culprit is MR.

    TONY Friday, 09 September 2016 01:05 AM

    HOPE THE CASE WILL BE CONCLUDED SOON AND VERDICT DELIVERED SOONEST POSSIBLE

    Jill Maal Jala huttana Friday, 09 September 2016 01:41 AM

    Ah....ah...ah...get ready. Reserve your cell in prison. What did u do with the robbed money?

    Lakshman De Silva Friday, 09 September 2016 07:03 AM

    THis is only once instance and ALuthgamage's own brother who lived in Japan in a rented apartment in Osaka, and was a small time gem seller became a multi millionaire with luxury homes in USA, Japan amongothers and luxury cars. These monies came from State supplies and contracts whereas the commissions were collected by This Brother in Japan....

    Hannibal Friday, 09 September 2016 09:38 AM

    One of the most notorious thieves ever to walk on sri lankan soil. If proved crimes he and his joint companions committed they should be whipped until they become paralyzed.

    Mandy Friday, 09 September 2016 10:35 AM

    Too little too late for a man who bought a pair of shoes for 1000 US$.


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