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Video: Police probe on exchange control offences

26 December 2014 02:36 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The CID said it was currently investigating the detection of some Swiss Francs one million and US$ 200,000 in a house in Mount Lavinia to ascertain whether it involved a breach of Exchange Control laws.

“The CID found a brief case containing foreign currency after a complaint was made by Tharindu Lakshitha that money given by his uncle was in his house. The brief case was opened in the presence of the Mount Lavinia Magistrate,” Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said.
In response  to a question posed by a journalist as to if the funds had any connection with the Common Opposition candidate, SSP Rohana said that the Police were investigating into matter.

SSP Rohana said 32 bank accounts belonging to three suspects including a person named Athula Weeraratne and his wife had been frozen.
Media reports had earlier alleged that Mr. Weeraratne was closely associated with Mr. Sirisena.


Video by Sanath Desmond

  Comments - 13

  • noor Saturday, 27 December 2014 10:23 PM

    Very patriotic parrot. He speaks the same without a result.

    Euclid Saturday, 27 December 2014 10:39 PM

    When will the find a brief case full of "egg hoppers"? Soon I guess!

    Nad Saturday, 27 December 2014 01:23 PM

    People already know this is a plot by government Law

    prabath Sunday, 28 December 2014 05:57 AM

    Yes....buddy get him...but after January 8 be careful....

    C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 26 December 2014 08:19 PM

    Looks like cooking the last game to arrest the common candidate. Similar prank was played on Gen. Sarath Fonseka too.

    govi putha Friday, 26 December 2014 08:36 PM

    Why dont we focus where 99% of ill gotten money of MR and his brothers and hidden in off shore funds some where is caymond islands

    DonnieBgood Sunday, 28 December 2014 07:59 AM

    Déjà vu - History Repeating Itself

    CA Lee Sunday, 28 December 2014 08:36 AM

    All the others are thieves except Rajapakshas

    Euclid Friday, 26 December 2014 08:46 PM

    Ah, Ah, Ah

    Sammy Sunday, 28 December 2014 09:20 AM

    Witch hunting. There are much bigger culprits who need to be caught but conveniently let off.

    M M S Faris Friday, 26 December 2014 09:21 PM

    Cant hide the fact. This would be given by Tamils diaspora for his election campaign

    clement Friday, 26 December 2014 09:38 PM

    Baduth Ekka Horu,

    Ameer Sunday, 28 December 2014 11:33 AM

    Arrest muthuhettigama first without these boru shows, people are sick n tired of ur dramas they have already made up their mind who they will vote this election

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