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Former Ceylinco Chairman Lalith Kothelawala’s wife Sicille Kotelawala was arrested by the Immigration and Emigration Department officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport this afternoon on her arrival from Dubai.

Immigration and Emigration Controller General M.N. Ranasinghe said she was handed over to the CID.

Despite the fact that she was to be taken to the CID headquarters she has informed the CID that she was unwell. Therefore she was taken to a private hospital in an ambulance.

The airport official said that a Britain doctor and a lawyer accompanied her. “She is under police protection,” the source said.

Ms. Kothelawala, a Director of the Golden Key Credit Card Company, left the country following the company’s collapse. Mt. Lavinia Magistrate issued an open warrant to arrest her in 2009. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 18

  • ranjith Chandrasekera Friday, 05 February 2016 04:17 AM

    Yes , she is not a bad lady. That is why she was in hiding after defraud hard earned money, from poorer than her.

    Sam Friday, 05 February 2016 04:19 AM

    LOL .. One Nation Two judiciary systems

    Ram Friday, 05 February 2016 04:32 AM

    All the crooks spend time in remand and today they are all out on bail and back to their luxurious lives. Former government failed to file charges against them and hear the cases. In all court cases they yet treated as suspects. I wonder if yahapalanaya would take steps to charge them and cases heard. Previous government said all their ill gotten wealth will be confiscated and sold to pay depositors but all the wealth released by court. What a state of affairs!

    Sri Friday, 05 February 2016 04:37 AM

    Stay in prison hospital until she gets bailed out. Hope this arrest is for real or just to satisfy the public?

    Palle Friday, 05 February 2016 05:52 AM

    She will not return without a deal. Just wait and see.

    citizen a Friday, 05 February 2016 07:14 AM

    Why are we having this negative attitude always.shall we wait and see what happens.cause this case has a hidden story.let the truth come out.

    CitizenPerera Friday, 05 February 2016 07:24 AM

    She has a right to a fair trial which I doubt she will get here in SL.

    Jagath Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:52 PM

    We can say that this is real Yahapalanaya. We know Kothalawala is a strong UNP suporter but taken to custody. Keep it up your good work.

    Upul Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:05 PM

    Wait and see.. she will suddenly get sick and will get admitted to a hospital. This is the normal trend.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:05 PM

    Something seems to be cooking. "Hiding" since 2009 suddenly appearing.

    nan Friday, 05 February 2016 11:46 AM

    Pl; close the eyes and wait

    Coconut Republic Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:09 PM

    Now ensure that every rupee is collected from them and paid back to treasury

    Real Peace Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:18 PM

    I have no words to praise the Sri Lankans from the North to Sourh who flexed their democratic muscle on January 8 2015 to bring decency and democracy to our nation. Truly, I have no words! At last, we are becoming a proud nation.

    Nandapala Mama Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:24 PM

    Big Deal; She knew she will be arrested; Most likely her passport is about to expire, that is why she left UK. Her husband is free, she will be also freed on bail to spend lavishly with her ill gotten treasure. Examples of "Differential Culture?" in Sri Lanka.

    Wesko Thursday, 04 February 2016 09:11 PM

    She in not a bad lady , she will pay back all funds ..

    Sara Thursday, 04 February 2016 09:14 PM

    Wait and see Arrest and Bail Hirunika style. She no fool to walk in to the country and get arrested.

    Sili Sili Nangi Friday, 05 February 2016 03:52 PM

    The main actress arrived because the script has been written by the big shots of the govt. The drama will be over in no time.

    Wise Donkey Saturday, 06 February 2016 12:56 PM

    We learn that she is already in a private hospital. May be she booked the hospital before booking her flight to Sri Lanka!

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