Written by Staff Writer
17 Oct, 2016 | 9:46 pm
Thirukumar Nadesan, husband of Former Parliamentarian Nirupama Rajapaksa was arrested and released on bail today, Monday, October 17, in connection to the controversial property in Malwana which Basil Rajapaksa earlier denied ownership.
Thirukumar Nadesan, who allegedly purchased the property in Malwana which former minister Basil Rajapaksa denied ownership of, was arrested by the Police FCID on the morning of Monday October 17.
Nadesan appeared before the FCID in order to provide a statement on the contentious land.
After being arrested, Nadesan was produced before the Pugoda Magistrate where he revealed to court that he had purchased the 16 acre plot of land in question on February 25, 2010 and had later transferred the deed to Muditha Jayakody.
Thirukumar Nadesan was released on a cash bail of Rs.50,000 rupees and two sureties of one million rupees each.
However, as Basil Rajapaksa and Muditha Jayakody had denied ownership of the land, the Pugoda magistrate on an earlier occasion ordered that the land be put up for auction.
Attorney-at-law U.A.G. Bandara, appearing on behalf of the respondent, said that an individual by the name of Muditha Jayakody had earlier provided a statement and it was based on this statement that my client was arrested and produced before court.
He went on to note that there are records in the Inland Revenue Department that state that this land belongs to him, he had made this baseless statement in order to put my client into unwarranted trouble.
Meanwhile, the case filed against Yoshitha Rajapaksa and his grandmother Daisy Forest in connection to the purchase of a plot of land in Mount Lavinia for a sum of Rs.521 million was taken up for consideration today, October 17.
The first respondent in the case Daisy Forest failed to appear before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today, due to health concerns.
The FCID informed court today that they have not yet received the report on the survey of the land in question which was carried out on September 28.
The FCID also requested court to grant permission to access the bank records of Daisy Forest.
The Mt. Lavinia Magistrate granted permission to obtain the bank records and also called on the FCID to ensure they submit the report of the survey to court on January 23.
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