From Asoka Tilakarathne’s Bank Account:
CID seizes Rs 75 million
* US $ 527,000
* SLR 15 million
* Sterling Pounds 100
Warrant issued for Danuna’s arrest:
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has seized money worth of
Rs 75 million including foreign currencies belonging to Asoka
Thilakaratne, mother of Danuna Thilakaratne in four vaults of a private
bank in Colombo.
Police Spokesman SSP Prishantha Jayakody made this statement at a
press conference held at the Media Center for National Security
|* Among cash
seized was 527,000 US dollars, 100 Sterling Pounds and Rs. 15 m
* Four bank vaults investigated
* CID directs matter to Central
Bank Financial Intelligence Unit
The Media spokesman stated that the CID has directed the matter to
the Financial Controller and the Financial Intelligence Unit of the
Central Bank of Sri Lanka to find out as to how this money had been
brought to Sri Lanka and for what purpose was this money being used.
Referring to the seized cash SSP Jayakody stated that it included
527,000 US dollars, 100 Sterling Pounds and Rs 15 million. Following
information the CID received it had obtained a search warrant from the
Fort Magistrate and investigated four vaults in a private bank to find
the said money belonged to Asoka Thilakaratne.
He further said that the CID was seeking permission to deposit the
money in the account of the Court.
Referring to the legal situation pertaining to Danuna Thilakaratne’s
case the spokesman told the media that the Fort Magistrate yesterday
issued a warrant to take Danuna Thilakaratne into custody. Earlier the
Court had ordered him to make a statement to the CID.
Later without making a statement Danuna Thilakaratne pleaded for
anticipatory bail filing an application but the Court refused his
request. The Court issued the warrant yesterday.