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Wele Suda not in court for security reasons: SC

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Colombo High Court Judge Devika De Livera Tennakoon today directed the CID to produce heroin kingpin Samantha Kumara Vithanage alias Wele Suda in court on February 19 to face charges of money laundering.

Senior State Counsel Thusith Mudalige appearing for the Attorney General informed the Judge that the CID had not brought the suspect, Samantha Kumara to court for security reasons.

He requested the defense to obtain the related documents of the case from him in person. President’s Counsel Anil Silva appearing on behalf of Wele Suda told Court that the prosecution had been directed to produce him in court today but the prosecution had not done so.

The AG indicted Samantha Kumara Vthanage alias Wele Suda, his wife Gayani Priyadharshani and Wasanthi Wasundara on charges of money laundering by purchasing houses, vehicles and transacting business using the money earned by peddling heroin.

The CID alleged that the accused had purchased two houses in Kollupitiya worth Rs.50.5 million, one house in Colombo 7 worth Rs.25 million, one house in Rajagiriya worth Rs.20 million, one house in Pannipitiya worth Rs.15 million, one house in Madiwela worth Rs.10 million and a block of land at Dehiwala worth Rs.16 million.

Wele Suda is also alleged to have bought a block of land at Nedimala worth Rs.14 million, a BMW car worth Rs.20 million, a Prado Jeep worth Rs.15 million, a jeep worth Rs.12 million and a balance of Rs.18.2 million at the People’s Bank branch in Kollupitiya.  The CID is also reported to have found foreign currency worth Rs.9.1 million and gold worth Rs.20.1 million in his house at Kollupitiya. (T. Farook Thajudeen)
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  • RMC Thursday, 05 February 2015 05:52 PM

    There is a another minister who have been charged with money laundering.What has happened to that. He has presented budget on he hearing day

    Veda-mama Saturday, 07 February 2015 04:07 AM

    Oh! Yea, this is a mere Sprat. Go after the Sharks behind this Sprat.

    hateallpoliticians Friday, 06 February 2015 10:16 AM

    You are right - smart guy. Mahinda Rajapaksha should have appointed him as Head of CB.

    Senator Thursday, 05 February 2015 06:52 PM

    It is now up to the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka to uphold the law and take up the matter urgently.

    Etta Thursday, 05 February 2015 07:00 PM

    His having this much then his Boss?????

    ranmala Friday, 06 February 2015 11:03 AM

    Confiscate all his ill-gotten wealth and distribute among the poor

    Don Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:53 PM

    If there was a case the previous government did a poor job in prosecuting an opposition party member. Or did they have a case at all?

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 05 February 2015 05:36 PM

    Wow this guy was smart...

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 05 February 2015 05:36 PM

    Wow this guy was smart...

    Wesley moses Friday, 06 February 2015 09:32 AM

    Where are the MPs and the big bosses ..?.?

    Max Thursday, 05 February 2015 10:12 PM

    Chase a godfather behind this

    sri Thursday, 05 February 2015 05:39 PM

    Besides all the recovered items what about his associates ??


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