Police elaborate on Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s arrest

Police elaborate on Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s arrest

Police elaborate on Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s arrest

Written by Tharushan Fernando

31 Jan, 2016 | 8:59 pm

A media briefing was convened at the Police Field Force Headquarters on Sunday, to explain facts pertaining to the arrest of Yoshitha Rajapaksa and four others.

Police Media Spokesperson, ASP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that when examining e-mail messages pertaining to the operations of the company, it became evident that Navy Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa functioned as the Chairman and Chief decision maker in the company.

“Money-laundering is a serious organised crime,” he said and added that when these individuals were questioned, the facts they mentioned in their statements during questioning, did not indicate their innocence and as such the suspects were arrested under Section 32 of the Penal Code and were produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate.

He also noted that further investigations are underways and when investigations are concluded, the files will be submitted to the Attorney General so a case can be filed against them at the High Court.
He went on to note that one of the suspects, who is a director in the company, is abroad and is due to be arrested. He further stated that  her name is Shadiya Karunarachchi and she is currently overseas.


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