Yoshitha re-instated as Lieutenant

26 September 2019 12:08 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya  

Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal de Silva on Tuesday signed President Maithripala Sirisena’s order re-instating former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second son Yoshitha as a Lieutenant in the Sri Lanka Navy.  

He was re-instated in the Navy with effect from February 28, 2016, Navy Spokesman Lt. Commander Isuru Sooriyabandara said.  

Yoshitha was suspended from the Navy on February 28, 2016 on the direction of the Defence Ministry following a request by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). Following the suspension, his salary and allowances were halted and he was not permitted to enter any Naval premises without the approval of the Naval Head Quarters.  On January 30, 2016, Yoshitha Rajapaksa and several senior executives of the Carlton Sports Network Channel were remanded by the Kaduwela Magistrate on charges of financial crimes including alleged money laundering charges. He was later released on bail on March 14, 2016.  


  Comments - 0

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Public transport 'side-laned'?

“Miss, mantheeru neethiya nisa api bus passen yanna one. Ithin drop eka par

Land acquisitions in Hanthana and Knuckles Mountain ranges

Sri Lankans will soon lose their opportunity to boast about the rich biodiver

Wanathawilluwa forest clearance: Whodunit?

Days after the Anawilundawa Ramsar Wetland, situated in Puttalam District, ma

‘I’m scared to see her face’

On August 13, a woman happened to meet a child who was in desperate need of h