The passport of former Defence Secretary and Rajapaksa sibling Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has been impounded, as per a request made by the CID.
The Galle Magistrate had impounded Gotabaya’s passport as well as passports of former Navy Commander Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake, Rakna Arakshaka Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd Director Major General (retd) K. Egodawela and Avant Garde Managing Director Manjula Yapa, from leaving the country.
The CID had requested the travel restriction to be imposed in order to facilitate the investigation into the gloating armoury that was raided in January, which Avant Garde has claimed ownership to.
Correction: An earlier version of this story inaccurately stated that “A travel restriction has been imposed on former Defence Secretary and Rajapaksa sibling Gotabaya as per a request made by the CID.”