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Money Laundering case against Namal fixed for further trial

The case filed against Hambantota district Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and five others under Money Laundering Act was yesterday fixed for further trial on October 9 by Colombo High Court Judge Sampath Abeykoon.

The main witness Rohan Abey Iriyagolla, the chairman of Boston Capital Pvt Ltd was yesterday cross-examined by defence counsel and he will be cross-examined next trial date as well.

Rejecting a suggestion made by defence counsel, witness Iriyagolla he never received any bribe from anyone in order to give evidence as a prosecution witness.

The witness was cross-examined by defence counsel Sampath Mendis.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against six accused for their alleged involvement in laundering money amounting to Rs.30 million through Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt) Limited. Four accused Namal Rajapaksa, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Nithya Senani Samaranayake, Sujani Bogollagama and Iresha Silva who functioned as the directors of Gowers Corporation Pvt Ltd were present in court when the case was taken up before Colombo High Court.

However, the second accused Indika Karunajeewa was not present in Court but represented by attorneys.

At a previous occasion, the High Court permitted the prosecution to proceed the trial in the absencia of second and sixth accused in the case in terms of section 241 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Deputy Solicitor General Thusith Mudalige appeared for the Attorney General.

President’s Counsel Gamini Marapana with counsel Navin Marapana, Jayantha Weerasinghe PC appeared for Namal Rajapaksa. President’s Counsel Anil de Silva appeared for the third accused. Counsel Sampath Mendis appeared for the second accused.



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