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Warrant issued for arrest of Commissioner of DMT

24 March 2017 06:21 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Kaduwela Additional Magistrate Prasanna Alwis yesterday issued a warrant for the arrest of Commissioner of the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) for not adhering to the court summons issued on him to appear in court to give evidence in a case that had been filed against Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa.

The case was filed by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) against MP Rajapaksa with regards to the ownership of a luxury car valued at over Rs.8 million.

The lawyer appearing for MP Rajapaksa, Premanath C. Dolawatte informed the court that the vehicle had already been sold to a woman by the name of Shanthaa Weerakoon from Kelaniya.

His lawyer confirmed that the vehicle had been purchased by utilising the permit issued to Namal Rajapaksa as an MP.

The FCID reported that the documents related to the vehicle had gone missing from the Department of Motor Traffic.

After taking all the evidence into consideration Magistrate Prasanna Alwis issued the arrest warrant on the Motor Traffic Commissioner and postponed the case till March 30. (Gunawathee Ilangakoon Menike)

  Comments - 8

  • ANTON Friday, 24 March 2017 07:32 AM


    Kadiya Friday, 24 March 2017 07:49 AM

    This is hell of an iceberg, isn't it?

    Katie Friday, 24 March 2017 10:21 AM

    Rs 8.0million is peanuts but Rs 80/- is coconuts which is the large of the 2.

    ralahamy Friday, 24 March 2017 10:42 AM

    At the time, a coconut cost less than Rs.20/- eahc

    bindu Friday, 24 March 2017 11:06 AM

    Hundreds of cases are filed against members of Rajapakse clan and some are being processed. But judgement/verdict seem to be like mirage in the desert. We are like camels running for water.

    iemerald Friday, 24 March 2017 11:30 AM

    could he not represent himself. after all he is a lawyer of a dubious sort of nature who took his exams in a funny sort of way if i remember for coconuts the poor every where gets hammered while the elite always goes scot free.

    JAN Friday, 24 March 2017 12:31 PM

    DMT Arrest him immediately for harbouring SLFP Crook MR confiscated entire assets fast via DM Android App

    VJ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:04 PM

    How about some of the mega cases he has been accused of? How did he own it is the question not who owns it now. How could they sell it without the papers?

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