Former Cooperative and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando was released on bail by Colombo Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today, in a case where he is alleged to have used employees of the CWE for political activities which caused the state a loss of Rs. 40 million.
Fernando, along with two others, including the former CWE Chairman and former Working Director of CWE were all released on a cash bail of Rs. 50,000 each, and two sureties worth Rs. 5 million each.
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