Home / News/ Mahinda Rajapaksa’s driver Capt. Tissa Wimalasena further remanded

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s driver Capt. Tissa Wimalasena further remanded


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00


By T. Farook Thajudeen

Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s driver and a former member of the Puttalam Pradeshiya Sabha who allegedly caused a loss of around Rs. 29 million to the State by operating an illegal quarry on state land in Korathota, Athurugiriya, were further remanded until 27 November by Colombo Additional Magistrate Shanima Wijebandara. 

When the case was taken up yesterday, the counsel for the suspect informed Court that the suspect had filed a revision application in the High Court seeking bail. The Counsel also said that charges framed against the suspects were for money laundering and misappropriating public property which was an offence bailable only by the High Court.

The judge postponed the case for 27 November. The suspects Tissa Wimalasena, Rajapaksa’s driver, and Lal Priyantha Pieris, a former member of the Puttalam Pradeshiya Sabha, were accused of having operated a rock quarry site on land belonging to the Land Reclamation Commission by claiming that it belonged to the Maga Neguma Project.

They were arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) under the provisions of the Public Property Act and the Money Laundering Act.


Share This Article


COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Budget 2018: Will it help realise goals and targets of Vision 2025?

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Budget 2018, besides being a budget for the forthcoming year, is another declaration of policies and plans of the Government in power. Goals The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) approved by the UN have been accepted as the goals of Budget 201


Constitutional reform – A reply to Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The lengthy article by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC on constitutional reform published in the newspapers recently appears to contain several errors of fact and of law


Ranil’s reluctant tryst with truth

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Twenty years ago in 1998, Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda writing in the periodical ‘Frontline’ traced our peculiar path of progress in the 50 years of independence


Omni-Channel Synchroniser for banks and financial institutions: An vision to simplify banking

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Today, as a society we are noticing a historical shift from cash-based transactions to digitisation of financial transactions, and from the use of traditional banking channels to e-channels.


Columnists More