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Case against Namal, others postponed for Sept.

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The case against six accused including Minister Namal Rajapaksa over committing an alleged offence was yesterday fixed for further trial on September 14 by the Colombo High Court.

The case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Navaratne Marasinghe.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against the six accused for their alleged involvement in laundering money amounting to Rs.30 million through Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt.) Limited.

Four accused Namal Rajapaksa., Nithya Senani Samaranayake, Sujani Bogollagama and Iresha Silva, who functioned as the directors of Gowers Corporation (Pvt.) Limited were present when the case was taken up before the Colombo High Court yesterday.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against them and Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt.) Limited on 11 counts under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act for their alleged involvement in money laundering amounting to Rs. 30 million in a company (Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt.) Limited owned by Namal Rajapaksa between 2013 and 2014.

It was reported that Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt.) Limited of Colombo 5 provides coordinating services to SriLankan Airlines.

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) had initiated investigations into this matter following a complaint by Voice against Corruption Convener Wasantha Samarasinghe.

Samarasinghe alleged that MP Namal Rajapaksa had bought shares of a company named Hello Corp and set up Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt.) Limited, while being an MP, with Rs.125 million earned through illegal means.



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