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Friday, 17 February 2017 - 10:11
Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives at the FCID
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Former defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa reported to the FCID today.

This time, Gotabaya Rajapaksa was summoned to record a statement with regard to an alleged financial misappropriation in depositing statues in the chamber of the Sandahiru Chetiya in Anuradhapura during the past regime.

Allegations have been made that gold coated Buddha statues were deposited instead statues made of sovereign gold.

The FCID initiated investigations following a complaint made recently to this effect.

Construction of Sandahiru Chetiya commenced under the supervision of the then Defence Ministry.

Accordingly, FCID recorded statements from officials from several organizations which were in involved in the construction of the Chetiya.

A spokesman from the FCID said that investigations are close to completion.

Former Defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who reported to FCID at 9.45 this morning is still in the process of recording his statement.

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