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 Sports 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 Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis that they were yet to receive the Attorney General’s advice regarding future legal action against the suspects. A further magisterial inquiry into the incident was fixed for February 15 next year.

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, informed the court that investigations revealed that MP Rajpaksa had been allegedly involved in money laundering to the amount of Rs. 15 million at NR Consultation Pvt. Ltd. and another Rs. 30 million at Gowers Corporation Pvt. Ltd. in 2012.

In a separate matter, 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 the ill-gotten funds of Gowers Corporation and NR Consultation Pvt. Ltd., allegedly owned by Namal Rajapaksa.