The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today sent a reminder to the Attorney General to expedite his legal advice regarding a case filed against former Minister Namal Rajapaksa and four others for their alleged involvement in money laundering amounting to Rs.15 million in a company owned by Namal Rajapaksa.

The CID conducting investigations regarding this incident informed Court that they were yet to receive Attorney General’s advice regarding the future legal action against the suspects.

When the case came up before Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court Prasanna Alwis, the CID told him that the preliminary investigations regarding the incident had been concluded and sought the Attorney General’s advice. A further magisterial inquiry into the incident has been fixed for September 14.

In this case, Namal Rajapaksa, Sudarshana Bandara Ganewatta, Nithya Senani, Sujani Bogollagama, and Indika Prabhath Karunajeewa were named as suspects by the CID.

The FCID which initially conducted investigations into the incident had informed Court that investigations revealed that MP Rajapaksa had been allegedly involved in money laundering to the amount of Rs. 15 million at NR Consultation Pvt Ltd and another Rs.30 million in Gowers Corporation Pvt Ltd, in 2012. The Attorney General had filed indictments in the Colombo High Court against Namal Rajapaksa and five others for alleged money laundering in the amount of Rs. 30 million at NR Consultation.

The FCID had commenced an investigation into a complaint that MP Namal Rajapaksa had purchased Hello Corp.Pvt. Ltd for Rs.100 million using ill-gotten funds of Gowers Corporation and NR Consultation Pvt Ltd, allegedly owned by Namal Rajapaksa.




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