Namal indicted in money laundering case

Thursday, 8 June 2017 00:26 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Colombo High Court on Tuesday served indictments to Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and two others for their alleged involvement in money laundering amounting to Rs. 30 million through Gowers Corporate Services Ltd. 

Namal Rajapaksa, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Nithya Senani Samaranayake and Sujani Bogollagama, who functioned as Directors of Gowers Corporation Ltd. during 2013 and 2014, were ordered to be released on a cash bail of Rs. 100,000 with four sureties of Rs. 10 million each by Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga. 

The second, fourth and sixth accused Indika Karunajeewa, Iresha Silva and Gowers Corporate Services Ltd. were not present in Court on Tuesday.

The FCID had initiated investigations into this matter following a complaint from Voice Against Corruption Convener Wasantha Samarasinghe.

The case is to be taken up by a permanent High Court Judge on 28 June.