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House with Underground chamber belonging to Yoshitha Rajapaksa found

It has been revealed that assets worth billions belonging to Yoshitha Rajapaksa, who has been charged of money laundering, have been found.

A four storied house and a two storied house at 173/2 on Mihindu Mawatha at Dehiwela belonging to him have been found. These assets have been found on investigations carried out on a search-warrant no. 828/16 issued by Mt. Lavinia Magistrates Court. It has been revealed that Rs. 49020000 was spent to buy the land to construct the buildings. When buying the land a 5 perch land belonging to Mt. Lavinia Multi Purpose Cooperative Society too had been bought spending Rs.4.5 million.

The two houses have been constructed with all super  luxury items. It is said that an underground chamber had been built at the four storied house. Despite a final valuation of the assets has not been made, it is assumed that the value of the assets could be over Rs.1000 million.

The whole area of the land is 65 perches and 37 perches of the land is in Yoshitha Rajapaksa's name. 28 perches is said to be owned by an old lady residing at 260/12, Torrington Avenue, Colombo 5 but there is no such woman living at the address. However, it has been revealed that this land had been bought by an unmarried aunt of Shiranthi Rajapaksa in 2013 and later handed over to Yoshitha Rajapaksa.