Former MP Sajin Vass Gunawardana was remanded until July 5th when he was produced before Court today in connection with the extortion of 610 million rupees from a businessman.
Former MP Gunawardana has been accused of extorting this money from the building constructor Krishna Selvanadan.
Police Media Spokesman’s office further stated that the former MP has been charged of money laundering as well.
The CID informed the Court today that the investigations are being continued over the MPs extortion of money from the complainant.
The lawyers who appeared for the suspect told the court that no complaint has been lodged since 2015.
Having considered the details put forward by the two sides, Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya remanded the suspect until July 5th and ordered the said building constructor to appear before Court on the next hearing day.