Former director of MP Namal Rajapaksa’s company granted bail

Former director of MP Namal Rajapaksa’s company granted bail

Former director of MP Namal Rajapaksa’s company granted bail

Written by Keshala Dias

11 Oct, 2017 | 6:54 am

Iresha de Silva, a former Director of Gowers Corporate Services (Private) Limited, said to be owned by MP Namal Rajapaksa, was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport upon her arrival from Abu Dhabi. She was later produced before the Colombo High Court and released on bail.

Thirty-year-old Iresha de Silva is a defendant in a case filed against MP Namal Rajapaksa, pertaining to an irregular financial transaction.

Iresha de Silva had been living in Abu Dhabi, evading a warrant issued by the Colombo Magistrates’ Court. She arrived in the country after being deported from Abu Dhabi.

Upon being produced before the Colombo High Court, Iresha de Silva was ordered by High Court Judge, Piyasena Ranasinghe, to be released on a cash bail of Rs. 500,000 and a surety of Rs. 5 million.

The case was also ordered to be taken up again on February 16 and 20 next year.

Cases have been filed under the Money Laundering Act and for eleven other charges against Batapola Arachchige Ornella Iresha de Silva for her alleged involvement in a financial transaction worth Rs. 30 million between Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt) Limited and another company.

She is the fifth defendant in the case.

Sujani Bogollagama, Nedra Samaranayake and Sudarshana Bandara are the other defendants in the case.

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