Former Additional Secretary of the Presidential Secretariat D.S. Gunaratna, who was remanded in connection with misappropriating state funds amounting to Rs. 17.9 million in 2010, was released on bail by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.
He was released with two sureties of Rs. 500,000 each and a cash bail of Rs. 50,000 by the magistrate.
Meanwhile, former accountant attached to the Presidential Secretariat L.D. Gunaratna was further remanded till tomorrow.
The Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) arrested them on January 25 in connection with allegedly misappropriating state funds amounting to Rs. 17.9 million when purchasing eight luxury vehicles for the Presidential Secretariat. (Yoshitha Perera)