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​Yoshitha Rajapaksa questioned by FCID

The Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) is currently questioning the second son of the former President, Yoshitha Rajapaksa at the Navy Headquarters regarding the reported financial irregularities at the Carlton Sports Network.

Earlier, speculation was rife that Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be summoned before a military court in connection with the abuse of his position in violation of the Navy Act, authoritative defence sources said.

The Navy conducted a full scale investigation into the charges levelled against Rajapaksa and the investigation report has already been referred to the President. Navy sources added that further action would be taken against Rajapaksa based on the President's decision.

MP Namal Rajapaksa said. “Yoshitha was asked to come to the Navy Headquarters this morning, and he is being questioned by the FCID over the CSN case,” MP Rajapaksa told. 

Earlier in the day, CSN Channel Chief Rohan Weliwita, who is also the former President Rajapaksa’s media secretary was arrested with four others by the FCID over alleged financial irregularties taken place at the channel. His lawyer confirmed that Mr. Weliwita and four others would be produced before the court this evening. Earlier, CSN Director Nishantha Ranatunga was questioned by the FCID over same allegation.