The Colombo High today issued summons on three Australian nationals to appear in court in connection with the case filed by the Attorney General against Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against Minister Udaya Gammanpila for allegedly misappropriating Rs. 20 million following his alleged fraudulent share transaction.

High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja made this order following a request made by Deputy Solicitor General Yohan Abeywickrama.

The Deputy Solicitor General told the court that the prosecution expects to lead evidence of three Australian nationals and moved the court to issue summons on them.

The High Court fixed the case for trial on September 30.

The Attorney General alleged that MP Udaya Gammanpila has misappropriated Rs. 20 million when selling the shares of Digital Nominees to businessman Dhammika Perera.

The Attorney General further charged that the alleged business transaction had taken place using a fraudulent power of attorney to sell the shares belonging to Australian businessman Brian Shaddick.

Australian businessman Brian Shaddick and his wife have already given their evidence in this case.


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