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FCID to probe former Ministry Secretary’s bank accounts

Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday allowed the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) to investigate six bank accounts belonging to former Ports and Highways Ministry Secretary H.D.Premasiri and his close relatives.

The FCID officials investigating alleged misappropriation of public funds to purchase two ships to the corporation sought court permission to look into the bank accounts of former Ministry Secretary H.D.Premasiri and his close relatives.

The FCID informed court that the suspect’s daughter and the son-in-law had allegedly brought property worth Rs. 57.4 million between 2011–2015 and one of his brothers-in-law had allegedly purchased a hotel in Galle for Rs. 20 million.

Parliamentarian Nalin Bandara had made a complaint to the FCID that the Ports and Highways Ministry had purchased used ships though the Cabinet had granted approval for the purchase of two new ships at US$ 35 million each.

He had complained that these ships were suspected to have been built in 1997.


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