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CID unearths 227 ‘questionable’ deeds in Rishad’s possession

Properties brought under various names

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has commenced investigations into 227 questionable deeds that were found during a raid at former Minister of Trade and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen’s private residence,

Small and Medium Business and Enterprise Development Minister Wimal Weerawansa said adding that documents relating to the alleged corrupt deals at Sathosa were among the documents seized.

Addressing a media briefing Minister Weerawansa called on the Inspector General of Police to commence investigations into the questionable documents relating to corrupt deals which were made during the previous regime.

“During the 52-day ucconstitutional government, a sum of USD 100,000 was remitted from Sri Lanka to an account maintained in the United States. It was during the second installment that the transfer was halted due to its suspicious nature,” he said.

“What was this money for? Where did it come from? And what deal was struck for such a sum to be transferred,” Minister Weerawansa queried.

He also revealed 227 deeds belonging to various individuals were found leading officers to believe that the former minister may have bought properties under various names. According to Minister Weerawansa, among the 227 there were 8 original title deeds that were not in the Minister’s name.

Among the stash of documents seized were documents relating to purchases and deals for Sathosa. When asked the Minister said that one set of documents revealed that although the former Minister had quoted a higher sum to buy generators for which monies were passed, only low grade generators were eventually purchased.

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CID unearths 227 title deeds in Fmr. Min. Bathiudeen possession (15:27)

The Criminal Investigation Division has commenced investigations into 227 questionable deeds that were found during a raid at Former Minister of Trade and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen private residence, Minister Wimal Weerawansa said adding that that documents relating to corrupt deals at Sathosa were among the documents seized.

Addressing a media briefing Minister of Small and Medium Business and Enterprise Development, Wimal Weerawansa called on the Inspector General of Police to commence investigations into the questionable documents relating to corrupt deals which were made during the previous regime.


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