The Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) resumed their hunt questioning members of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s regime barely 48 hours after the elections when Shashi Weerawansa the wife of MP Wimal Weerawansa and Former Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal were called in for questioning today.
Whilst Shashi Weerawansa was questioned regarding her acquisition of assets, mode of utility bill payments and her monthly income, Cabraal was summoned to record a statement pertaining to fraud on the hedging deal and the alleged fraud that took place when the Urban Development Authority acquired a private company.
Shashi Weerawansa’s lawyer Kapila Gamage had stated earlier that his client would render all support to the FCID as long as it is within the frame work of the law.
The Chairman of the Eastern Provincial Council Ariyawathi Galappaththi was also summoned to the FCID today.
Meanwhile Udaya Gammanpila was summoned by the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) based on a complaint made by an Australian national Brian Chaddick that Aus $ 100,000 worth of shares belonging to him were sold. Gammanpila later informed the press that there is no record of the Australian national providing him with the power of attorney to sell his shares.
A few days ago the former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was ordered to appear before the special presidential commission when the Mirihana Police who visited his residence had pasted the notice on his gate. This was after army security personnel at his residence informed the police that Gotabaya Rajapaksa had instructed them not to accept any letters on his behalf.