Written by Staff Writer
27 Aug, 2015 | 12:06 pm
On Thursday, August 27, the Galle Magistrate lifted the travel ban imposed on former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The order was made when the case regarding the floating armoury at the Galle Harbour was taken up, for the Criminal investigation department to report facts to court.
The order imposing a travel ban on former navy commander Somathilaka Dissanayake, former additional secretary of the Defence Ministry Sujatha Damayanthi Jayarathne, directors of the Avant-Garde company Palitha Fernando and Manjula Kumjara Yapa was lifted by court.
Reporting facts to court, the CID stated that sufficient facts were not available to file action under the Firearms Ordinance,
Explosives ordinance, and the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
The CID also informed court that the Attorney General would pursue investigations under the Money Laundering Act. Counsel appearing on behalf of Avant-Garde Security Services [Pvt] Ltd requested court to conclude the case.
Galle Magistrate Nilupuli Lankapura who took these facts into consideration, observed that if action is to be filed in terms of the money laundering act, a B report containing a list of suspects, must be presented to court on October 22 along with the final investigation report.
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