Colombo Additional Magistrate Aruni Artigala has ordered the Superintendent of Prisons to produce former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena in courts on the 21st of this month.
The order was given when nine cases filed by the Bribery Commission against the former Deputy Minister were taken up in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Courts today. Sarana Gunawardena is accused of misusing powers vested with him and engaging in corrupt activities in the caliber of former Chairman of the Development Lotteries Board under the previous regime.
At present, he is in remand custody in connection with another court case. As such, he did not appear before the courts.