Gotabaya’s passport impounded over floating armoury case

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GotabayaRajapaksa_CI-300x225The Galle Magistrate’s Court on Monday (9) issued a directive to the Department of Immigration and Emigration to temporarily impound the passports of four persons including ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and former Navy Commander Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) detained a ship carrying 12 container loads of weapons on 18 January.

The CID launched investigations into the floating armory belonging to Avant Garde Security Service found in the ship docked at the Galle Harbour and another armory belonging to Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited (RALL) at the BMICH.

Earlier, the Colombo Magistrate impound the passport of Avant Garde Security Services Chairman, Major Nissanka Senadhipathi as well. The police had pointed out that further investigations regarding the floating armoury was necessary and that investigations would be hampered if the chairman leaves the country.