Another indictment served on BasilPublished : 9:07 am March 16, 2017 | No comments so far | | (147) reads |
By Shehan Chamika Silva
The Colombo High Court yesterday served indictment on former Minister Basil Rajapaksa over the case in which he was accused of misappropriating Rs. 29 million in funds of the Divineguma Department by printing five million almanacs during the last presidential election.
Subsequently, Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulathunga released the suspect on a cash bail of Rs. 100,000 with two sureties of Rs. 500,000 each. And also the accused was ordered to be finger printed. Other suspect, former Director General of Divineguma Development Department, Kithsiri Ranawaka was earlier served with the indictment and currently on bail.
The Attorney General had indicted the suspects in High Court on five counts over criminal misappropriation under the Penal Code. The High Court fixed the case for May 24 to decide the inception of the trial.