Court returns vehicle

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bought from Namal to buyer


By Irangi Edirisinghe and Gunawathy Illankakoon

Kaduwela Magistrate and Additional District Judge Prasanna Alvis ordered that the Financial Crimes Investigations Division would be given three weeks time to hand over a luxury vehicle that belonged to MP Namal Rajapaksa initially and later sold to someone else.  

 His attorney said that the vehicle in question was rusting at the FCID yard 

The vehicle had allegedly been bought by another party and the judge ordered it to be handed over to the buyer.

LATE-CITY-DM-1-6The Magistrate ordered so when the case was taken up for hearing yesterday (3).  The vehicle had been found in a garage in Homagama nearly a year ago and was taken into custody by the FCID officers. This Duty-Free vehicle had been obtained by MP Namal Rajapaksa and used for five years and had been sold at 

Rs.8.5 million in the Kaduwela area.  Later, it had been kept in a garage. When the case was heard, Attorney- at- Law Premanath Dolawatte who appeared for the accused said that the vehicle in question was rusting at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division yard and requested it to be given to her. 

Accordingly the judge has ordered to release it.

However so far, MP Namal Rajapaksa’s name has not been mentioned as a suspect and the Attorney said that if necessary, he could be presented before the court.