Namal Facing Imminent Arrest Over Two High-Profile Investigations

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaka is facing imminent arrest in connection with two high profile investigations, authoritative Police sources told Asian Mirror.

The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) is currently probing into money laundering allegations levelled against the MP while the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) handles inquiries into former Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen’s death. Highly place Police sources said there was enough grounds to suggest that the Parliamentarian would be arrested over the incident.

The FCID has already submitted a report to Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris on the investigation launched into a complaint lodged by the Voice Against Corruption (VAC) against MP Namal Rajapaksa on money laundering charges.

The complaint lodged by JVP Provincial Councilor Wasantha Samarasinghe last year had charged a company by the name of Gowers Corporate (Pvt) Ltd allegedly headed by Rajapaksa, had purchased shares from a company called Hellocorp from illegally acquired funds worth Rs.125 million.

Meanwhile, in a separate development, the CID is now conducting inquiries to arrest suspects in the Wasim Thajudeen case. It is widely speculation that some bodyguards of the Parliamentarian, including the individual named ‘Captain Tissa,’ are among the suspects in the case. The CID has already received green light from the Colombo Additional Magistrate to arrest suspects.

Police sources added arrests would be made before the next hearing of the case.

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