Two money laundering cases tomorrow against Namal

The Colombo high court will take up tomorrow (31) a money laundering case against Lakshman Namal Rajapaksa, eldest son of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The attorney general has filed the case under clause 241 of the criminal procedure code, accusing Namal and others of having
laundered Rs. 30 million of black money through Gower’s Corporate Services.

The other accused are Indika Prabhath Karunajeewa, Chandrasekara Pavitrika, Sujani Bogollagama, Nitya Senani Samaranayake and Batapola Arachchige Ornella Iresha Silva.

Karunajeewa and Silva are avoiding courts and are living in Melbourne, Australia.

A senior police official told Sri Lanka Mirror that information has also come to light about a sum of Rs. 312 million that was used to buy shares of the said company and to make several other investments.

Namal’s Ford Mustang

The Kaduwela magistrate court will hear tomorrow yet another money laundering case filed against Namal Rajapaksa for having bought a Ford Mustang (no. SP KS 2929) with undeclared money.

Imported by him on a 49,850 US dollar letter of credit, the car was later sold for Rs. eight million to a person identified as Shanthi.

It is now under the custody of the police.