Colombo Chief Magistrate today ordered State Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation A. H. M. Fowzie to appear before court on October 28 over a case where he had allegedly misused a government vehicle.
The order was issued after the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption filed a case against Fowzie, claiming that he had misused a vehicle belonging to the Disaster Management Ministry during 2011 to 2014 which has resulted in the state losing Rs. 1.7 million.
Currently, National Freedom Front’s (NFF) Parliamentarian Jayantha Samaraweera and Sarath Weerawansa, brother of Wimal Weerawansa, are in remand for misusing vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat.
Earlier, NFF’s Mohammed Muzzammil was also arrested and remanded, but subsequently released on bail, also for misusing vehicles of the Presidential Secretariat, during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term.