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Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 13:38
MP Namal Rajapaksa Named Suspect In Money Laundering Case
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The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), on Attorney General's advice, have named United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Namal Rajapaksa and six others as suspects in a money laundering case regarding the Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt.) Ltd. allegedly owned by him (MP Namal Rajapakse).

This was informed to the Colombo Magistrate Courts today (28th Thursday) by the FCID.

The investigation by the FCID is being carried out on a complaint by Voice against Corruption Convener Wasantha Samarasinghe.

The complaint alleges that Rajapaksa bought shares of a company named HelloCorp while being a MP, from the money he has earned by illegal means. The FCID filing a B report informed court that the suspect Namal Rajapaksa had dealt with a company named Boston and had given Rs. 15 million and another Rs.30 million through one Indika Karunajeewa to the Chairman of that company.

This company is now known as the Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt) Limited, the complaint said further.

Further inquiry was postponed to September 1.

On March 9, Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris ordered four fixed deposits of Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt) Limited, allegedly owned by MP Namal Rajapaksa, to be frozen over the investigation under Money Laundering Act.

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