A special team from the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has left to Singapore to carry out further investigations into the controversial Krrish project.
During their stay in Singapore, the FCID officials are expected to meet with representatives of the investors to verify certain matters including the involvement of several Sri Lankan politicians over the mega US$ 650 million project.
Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, who is the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, is in the centre of the controversy having being questioned by the FCID over his involvement in the project. In mid March, the FCID demanded to know if Namal had received any commission from the investors of the project, an allegation he however denied.
The US$ 650 million Krrish Tower project which was initiated during former President Rajapaksa’s period has been marred with controversy with allegations of secret payoffs to several VIPs in the country at that time.
Incidentally the drafting of the agreement was reportedly taken over by N R Associates, the legal firm owned by Namal Rajapaksa.