The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) today arrested former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage. He was taken into custody when he arrived at the CID office to give a statement.
Initially reports said that he was arrested on fraud charges in connection with a house being constructed by him at Kynsey Road, Colombo 7. Despite requests for verification as to how the former minister amassed wealth to construct a luxury house, he had not been able to provide necessary details in this regard. It is believed that Aluthgamage also owns several other lands in various parts of the country.
Meanwhile despite repeated attempts, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera was not available for comment to confirm the charges against the ex Minister.