The Colombo High Court today (30) ordered three persons including Ruling Party MP Johnston Fernando be granted bail in connection with the case filed against them on the allegation of incurring a loss of over Rs. 1.1 million to the government by dismissing a group of employees of SATHOSA from their duties and deploying them for political affairs in 2013.
Accordingly, the three were released on a cash bail of Rs. 50,000 each and two sureties of Rs. 1 million each. The Court also banned their overseas travels until the end of the trial.
Along with MP Fernando are former Chairman of SATHOSA Eraj Fernando and its former Director Mohammed Zakir as defendants to the case.