United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today on charges of misappropriating government funds amounting to Rs.39 million in 2014 to buy Carrom and Checker-boards.
Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said Mr. Aluthgamage was arrested when he arrived at the FICD this morning to give a statement in connection with the incident.
He would be produced in the Fort Magistrate’s Court.
Video by Damith Wanaguru
Comments - 21
Unchikun Monday, 16 April 2018 12:34 PM
Stealing Rs. 36 million or one cent from the government is the same offense. My father was a government servants and never brought a pip home. Fix him and the two Ali Babas.
Appu Monday, 16 April 2018 03:29 PM
Only one Ali Baba. Others are the member of forty thieves
Leo Monday, 16 April 2018 12:34 PM
39 million for carrom and checker boards. Did he buy these for the entire south Asia?
Darrel Monday, 16 April 2018 12:36 PM
This is good, but when are you going to arrest the bigger fish for much bigger financial fraud?
Dee Monday, 16 April 2018 12:44 PM
All J O members should 'arm' themselves with 'interim order's. Refer the book. 'gotas war'
sigiriya Monday, 16 April 2018 01:10 PM
This is indeed an auspicious start to the New Year.
Sunil Monday, 16 April 2018 01:15 PM
What about the billions swindled by the leaders of this regime?
M O Daya Monday, 16 April 2018 03:26 PM
And the multi billions of dollars swindled by the previous regime?
panduka Monday, 16 April 2018 03:33 PM
Fraud is a Fruad there is no tit for tat
Sincere Monday, 16 April 2018 01:22 PM
After enjoying kavum n kokis for avurudu?
Rohan Kanappu Monday, 16 April 2018 01:28 PM
Hope he will not end up in prison hospital with sudden sickness,,,,,
Kumara Monday, 16 April 2018 02:03 PM
Can he still become a minister if proven guilty?
Dulan Monday, 16 April 2018 02:15 PM
When will the good Magistrate give bail
prakash Monday, 16 April 2018 03:17 PM
Can I know the bed head ticket number in the hospital where he will soon be in, to send some fruits.
Justica USA Monday, 16 April 2018 04:55 PM
Laced with poison pls
Dhammika Monday, 16 April 2018 03:18 PM
WOW carrom and checkers are so EXPENSIVE . Must ask Mahindananda Aluth. ? . He knows best ! .
Dhammika Monday, 16 April 2018 03:20 PM
RELEASED TOMMORROW . ! .
Randy Monday, 16 April 2018 03:28 PM
Another TV show by the Yahapalana Government.
Kosala Monday, 16 April 2018 03:28 PM
Give the maximum punishment
Don Monday, 16 April 2018 05:00 PM
They are arrested only for publicity and released on bail never be sentenced for years, and dragging system for years in Sri Lanka.
Chanaka Monday, 16 April 2018 09:19 PM
So....what happened to the Bond Scam??? All forgotten after Kandy incident??? Well played!
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