By Ishara Ratnakara
Though Additional Colombo Magistrate Nishantha Peiris had ordered the arrest of Joint Opposition (JO) and SLFP Hambantota District MP Namal Rajapaksa on charges of having carried out illegal transactions at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) using political clout, the Police have failed to arrest him to date though nine days have elapsed since the Court Order was given.
The Colombo Additional Magistrate issued order for the arrest of the suspect on 28 July this year.
The Attorney General (AG) had named the JO MP as the chief suspect in the case. He is the owner of NR Consultants and Gowers Corp, both company cited in the allegations, while its directors Indika Karunajeewa, Nithya Samaranayake, Sudarshana Ganegoda, Pavithra Bogollagama and Iresha Silva have been named as suspects.