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FCID is legal & it could carry out investigations

Financial Crimes Investigation Division
The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) was legal and within the legal powers vested in the Inspector General of Police (IGP) stated Colombo Fort Magistrate Ms. Lanka Jayaratna today (24th).

Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne made this statement when Counsel appearing for former NFF MP Jayantha Samaraweera raised objections over the legality of establishing the FCID.

The Magistrate observed that there was no obstacle that impeded the FCID from carrying out its investigations.