Accounts of businessmen who gave money to Namal to be examined

The FCID is to examine 14 state and private bank accounts of three persons who had credited money to the account of UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa in the financial irregularity said to have taken place in the leasing of 4.3 acres of Krrish Transworld Square at Colombo Fort.

‘Dinamina’ reports that pursuant to the order yesterday (03) by Colombo Fort magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, the accounts of Nimal Hemasiri Perera, Kishin Ramachand Bhutani and Nanda Jayadeva Lokuwithana will be examined.

Already, statements have been obtained from these three persons and their bank accounts examined, the FCID informed courts.

Perera had credited Rs. 70 million to Namal’s account on two occasions, and he also sent Rs. 60 m, Rs. 38 m and Rs. 80 m to Bhutani’s account to buy a 26.3 per plot of land at Mt. Lavinia from him through his N Capital company.

N Capital leased the land to Plant Ocean PLC. and after the expiration of the leasing agreement, the land had been sold to Lokuwithana for Rs. 325 m.

The FCID said the accounts needed to be examined to determine if any financial irregularity had taken place.

The Anti Corruption Front has complained to the IGP that a Rs. 70 m irregularity had taken place in this transaction.