Video: Police to probe Duminda’s accounts

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Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said today a Court Order was obtained from the Colombo Magistrate’s Court to check all accounts held by Colombo District United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Duminda Silva at several banks and financial institutions.

The Court Order was based on a statement made by narcotics kingpin ‘Wele Suda’ and included the checking of accounts held by two others as well.

“The accounts belonging to Duminda Silva, Wele Suda and his wife held at 82 banks and financial institutions will be probed. During interrogations by the CID, Wele Suda revealed that he doled out money obtained from drug trafficking to Mr. Silva,” SSP Rohana told a news conference today.

He said Wele Suda is reported to have gone under two other names and as such the police would also check whether accounts were maintained under these two names as well.

The SSP said the Central Bank’s Financial Investigation Unit would assist the police in investigating the suspects’ foreign accounts especially those in Pakistan and Dubai.

He said since 2012 Wela Suda was believed to have smuggled into the country about a 1,000 kilos of heroin worth some eight to 10 million rupees a kilo.

“The fate which had befallen this massive amount of money obtained from drug trafficking was uncertain. Wele Suda revealed that he paid money to Mr. Silva so as to continue his smuggling unhampered. He also alleged that Lalitha Kaushaluya, who was killed in Athurugiriya had paid money to the MP. The police found an Allion Toyota Car near a house at Madiwela bought by Wele Suda from drug trafficking,” SSP Rohana said.  

He said investigations will be launched against Wele Suda on charges of money laundering and terrorist connections. (Sanath Desmond)

Video by Sanath Desmond

Pix by Pradeep Pathirana

  Comments - 16

  • J Palitha Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:50 AM

    Make arrangements to check his Foreign Bank Accounts also. He made illegal money in Billions and Billions...

    Kamal-USA Tuesday, 27 January 2015 05:19 PM

    You helped the poor people of Kolonnawa with your money. Hope you will be able to prove to the world that you are clean man and come to serve us once again. May the triple gem bless you sir!!!

    ponil Tuesday, 27 January 2015 05:41 PM

    Only 90,more days,you will serv our nation like before air.God bless you

    brainmaster Tuesday, 27 January 2015 05:42 PM

    Yes, because Wele Sudan is bribed by some foreign agents

    suda Tuesday, 27 January 2015 03:41 PM

    If he has confessed please arrest Mas Gobaya with immediate effect.

    Magazine prison Tuesday, 27 January 2015 03:42 PM

    Vela suda is golaya of Duminda siva. LTTE is over nowClean the country from kuddas

    Jayanthi Tuesday, 27 January 2015 05:52 PM

    He will say, "I have no knowledge of anything... Because I have brain damage!"

    sk Tuesday, 27 January 2015 03:45 PM

    well done

    Chapz Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:03 AM

    Mata mukuth mathaka nane.... :D LOL

    Horri Jimonis Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:26 PM

    According to my knowledge this fellow is trapped badly by the Police. Thanks a lot to our IGP.

    Prometheus Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:31 AM

    MP Duminda Silva answers - "Kauda wele-suda kiyanne? Mata mukuth mathaka nehe".

    lakshmanu Tuesday, 27 January 2015 04:50 PM

    Bold and correct step towards cleaning the society of shameless, corrupt leaches! We need to bring to book white collar criminal such as stock market fraudsters, corporate raiders, casino kings ect. A long,long way ahead!

    sri Tuesday, 27 January 2015 04:53 PM

    What about others accounts that need attention ?/

    Henry Wednesday, 28 January 2015 05:39 AM

    With so much of money and asserts surely there would be a high buying power for our leading lawyers to appear for the culprit.

    AT Wednesday, 28 January 2015 06:04 AM

    Also need to probe if this fellow really underwent any brain surgery in Singapore Duminda is a drug lord of Sri Lanka as well as a class one murderer.

    Henry Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:40 AM

    Politicians fooling citizens, how many of these politicians had complied to the following requirement?In terms of the provisions of the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Law No.1 of 1975 Public Officers, Judges, Members of Parliament, Directors of Public Corporations etc are compelled to make periodic declarations of their assets and liabilities in and outside Sri Lanka.Provisions have been introduced to penalize the public officers for non compliance.

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