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Director of MP Namal’s company arrested at airport on money laundering

The Colombo High Court, yesterday granted bail to accused, Ornella Iresha Silva, indicted along with five others, for money laundering up to Rs. 30 million, to benefit the Gowers Corporation Pvt. Limited.

 

The foreign travel of the accused was prohibited. The trial against Silva and the other five accused was fixed for February 16, 2018.

 

The quantum of bail granted to Iresha Silva was two sureties worth five million rupees and Rs 500,000 personal bail. The accused is a Directresss of Gowers Corporation private Limited.

 

Jayantha Weerasinghe, President’s Counsel, appeared with Sampath Mendis for the accused, Silva, taken into CID custody on her arrival from Abu Dhabi yesterday.

 

The High Court had earlier issued a warrant to arrest her and produce her in Court. UPFA Parliamentarian Namal Rajapakse is the first accused in the indictment, based on an investigation done by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division.

 

Senior State Counsel, Padmal Weerasinghe appeared for the Attorney General.

 

The bench comprised Colombo High Court Judge, Piyasena Ranasinghe

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