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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 10:43
Update : Gotabaya Rajapakse questioned for 6 hours
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The FCID questioned former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and recorded a statement today.

Police Media Spokesman’s Office stated that former Defence Secretary Basil Rajapaksa was questioned for nearly 6 hours in connection with an alleged financial fraud of Lanka Hospital Limited.

Earlier, he was summoned to give a similar statement on May 12th, in connection with another alleged fraud incident over the procurement of MIG fighter aircraft.

However, at his request, the FCID reserved him an alternative date to record the statement.

The Supreme Court issued an injunction on the following day, preventing FCID from arresting the former Defence secretary.


Update : Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 18:58
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Gotabaya Rajapakse to FCID

The Police Financial Crime Investigation Division is recording a statement from former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in connection with a financial fraud, allegedly occurred in Lanka Hospital Limited.

Earlier, he requested an alternative day when he was summoned to give a similar statement on May 12th, in connection with another alleged fraud incident over the procurement of MIG fighter aircraft.

The Supreme Court issued an injunction on the following day, preventing FCID from arresting former Defence secretary.

Filing a fundamental rights petition, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa requested the Supreme Court to declare the FCID an illegal body, and prevent the FCID from taking him to custody in connection with on-going investigations.

Update : Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 13:05
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa report to FCID

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has arrived at the FCID this morning to give a statement.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been asked to visit the FCID for questioning regarding the controversial MiG deal.

It was on 12th this month that the former Defence Secretary had been informed to report to the Police Financial Crimes Division to give a statement, however while the former Defence Secretary had not provided the statement on that day, he had requested for another day to make the statement.

The Supreme Court issued a restraining order recently preventing the arrest of former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
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