Indictments were handed over to three persons including Ruling Party MP Johnston Fernando today (10), in connection with the allegation of incurring a loss of over Rs. 5.9 million to the Government of Sri Lanka by deploying workers of SATHOSA in political affairs during his tenure as the Trade Minister in 2011.
This was when the case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Namal Balalle today.
The case was lodged by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) against former Minister Fernando, former Chairman of SATHOSA Eraj Fernando and Mohammed Zakhir, a former director of SATHOSA.
Lawyers appearing for defendant Fernando told the Court that they expect to lodge preliminary objections to the indictments, and the case was adjourned till November 01, 2022.