Colombo Telegraph

Namal Facing Money Laundering Charges

Just weeks after his brother, Yoshitha was arrested for allegedly been involved in money laundering, Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, the eldest son of former President is also alleged to be involved in a similar scandal.

The Colombo Magistrate today ordered the immediate freezing of four bank accountants belonging to Gowers Corporate (Pvt) Ltd Corporation, which is believed to have been purchased by Namal. According to the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) the monies used in this deal was sourced through illegal means and also violated the Money Laundering Act.

Along with Rajapaksa, 7 others are also currently under investigation, and other than for Rajapaksa the other 7 have been ordered to not leave the country.

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