Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s coordinating secretary Champika Karunaratne was yesterday arrested by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) on charges of being in possession of 1.1 kilograms of gold.
The arrest was made at a house in Boralesgamuwa.
Sources said he would be produced in the Fort Magistrate’s Court today.
Mr. Karunaratne was released on bail after being arrested by the FCID in November last year on charges of defrauding state funds by holding posts in state institutions such as the Ports Ministry and the National Lotteries Board -- while serving as a presidential coordinating secretary.
According to reports he had also worked as MP Namal Rajapaksa’s coordinating secretary.(Darshana Sanjeewa)