Overseas travel ban for Businessman Nimal Perera – linked to UL re-fleet deal

Overseas travel ban for Businessman Nimal Perera – linked to UL re-fleet deal

Overseas travel ban for Businessman Nimal Perera – linked to UL re-fleet deal

Written by Zulfick Farzan

19 Feb, 2020 | 8:37 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – It was revealed in Court today that a sum of 800,000 US Dollars was transferred from the account maintained by Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayaka, the wife of Ex-SriLankan Airlines CEO Kapila Chandrasena to an account owned by Saber Vision Holdings. The company, Global Vision Holdings is owned by Businessman Nimal Hemasiri Perera.

Incidentally, Businessman Nimal Hemasiri Perera is a prosecution witness in a case filed against MP Namal Rajapaksa under the prevention of money laundering act which was taken up at the Fort Magistrate’s Court.
Court issued an order for details of four bank accounts maintained by Nimal Hemasiri Perera in Sri Lanka to be handed over and also imposed a travel ban on Perera.
Deputy Solicitor General Thusith Mudalige informed court, a sum of 160,0000 Euros was transferred from the account of  Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayaka to the account maintained by a company identified as Sri Lanka Adverts. It was revealed, the company does not have a listed permanent address and has only two directors. The two directors are brothers and the CID had recorded statements from the youngest of two brothers and the other was summoned to the CID to record a statement tomorrow.
Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake had questioned the CID as to why the investigations against Former SriLankan Airlines CEO Kapila Chandrasena and his arrested on charges of Money Laundering in the SriLankan Airlines – Airbus re-fleet deal, are slow. The Fort Magistrate said if there is any influence or pressure on the investigations, court must be informed about it.
The CID said the reason for the delay was a two week overseas visit undertaken by the Head Detective investigating the matter. The case will be called up again on the 04th of March.

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