Court Orders Investigation into Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Bank Accounts

26/Mar/2015

 

Galle Magistrate has ordered the CID to investigate bank accounts belonging to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Defence Ministry’s former Additional Secretary D.M.S. Jayaratne and Directors of Avant Guard Maritime Services (Pvt.) in connection with the floating armoury.

 

The CID had sought a Court order to check their bank accounts following the investigations launched to check whether they had violated the Money Laundering Act in connection with the floating armoury at the Galle Fort belonging to the Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt.).

The Magistrate having considered the request made by the CID, which said it wanted to record her statement, directed that Ms. Jayaratne’s passport be impounded.