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Lawsuits filed against FCID by Namal Rajapaksa fixed for trial


Two lawsuits filed against the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) by Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa claiming Rs.200 million as compensation for allegedly causing damages to his reputation following his arrest over Krish transaction was fixed for trial by Colombo District Court today.

Colombo Additional District Judge Chamath Madanayaka fixed the cases to be taken up for trial on July 12.

Meanwhile, the Additional District Judge turned down the preliminary objections raised by Attorney General who appeared on behalf of the FCID.

In his lawsuits, MP Namal Rajapaksa alleged that he was arrested by the FCID over a baseless complaint made by Convener of Anti-Corruption Front Wasantha Samarasinghe.

Namal Rajapaksa alleged that the arrest made by the FCID led him to be incarcerated for one week period, causing damages to his reputation as a politician.

On July 11, MP Namal Rajapaksa was arrested by the FCID for allegedly misappropriating Rs.70 million granted by the Indian Real Estate Company Krish Lanka Pvt. Ltd, for the development of rugby in Sri Lanka.

However, he was released on bail by Colombo Fort Magistrate on July 18.

In his lawsuit, Namal Rajapaksa named Chief Inspector R.A.K. Ranawaka and Sub Inspector Shantha Lal of FCID as defendants and claimed Rs.200 million as compensation.

The plaintiff charged that the defendants misled the Court by presenting false allegations to remand him causing damage to his reputation.


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Bribery and corruption cases by definition are notoriously difficult to prove as payments are hidden in innumerable shell companies in overseas territories whose income is in providing strict secrecy for their clients. Given the difficulties, FCID has got to ask Namal Rajapakse how he accumulated the substantial fortune he has accumulated with only his ministerial salary.

How to damage his reputation more than him and family from hell have done?

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