Sri Lanka Trending English News - Latest international news headlines, pictures, and video


Namal Rajapaksa's bank accounts

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) yesterday (6) submitted a report to the Colombo Magistrate's Court, on two bank accounts belonging to Hambantota District, United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), Parliamentarian, Namal Rajapaksa.The FCID launched an investigation, following a complaint of money laundering, lodged by the Voice Against Corruption organisation, against the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Thus, on a request made by the FCID, the Colombo Magistrates' Court, on 31 March, 2016 granted approval to investigate accounts belonging to two companies of MP Namal Rajapaksa.

The complaint, lodged by JVP Provincial Councillor Wasantha Samarasinghe, had charged that a company, allegedly headed by MP Rajapaksa, had purchased shares of another company using money obtained through illicit methods, in violation of the Money Laundering Act.