Three Security Officers Of Rajapaksa, Including Captain Tissa, Investigated For Money Laundering

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya the General Managers of 79 commercial banks and financial companies to submit a report to the CID regarding three security officers of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, including Captain Tissa Wimalasena.

The other two security officials investigated are Damith Gomin Ranasinghe and Wanniarachchi Neville.

The reports are to inform the CID if the three individuals have deposited money in their institutions or acquired property through them.

 The CID made a request from the Magistrate regarding an investigation into alleged money laundering by the three individuals. The investigation is being conducted over a complaint filed by the Anti-corruption Secretariat.

Captain Tissa is said to be connected several murders under the former regime, and is the alleged mastermind of the murder of rugger player Wasim Thajudeen.