Wele Suda Given Bail In Money Laundering Case

Convicted drug trafficker Gampola Vidanage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda was given bail today by Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris over a money laundering case.

The investigations are being carried out in this case by the CID on a complaint filed by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Central Bank in 2012, against an individual named Sameera Udara.

This suspect has alleged that Wele Suda's money was also deposited in his accounts. Thereafter, Wele Suda was also made a suspect of the case.

However, his lawyers argued today that there was no evidence to prove Udara's allegations against their client.

The Magistrate ordered Wele Suda to be released on a case bail of Rs 5000 and two sureties of Rs 100,000 each.

However, the defence pointed out that the bail is not effective since Wele Suda was already on death row for drug smuggling.

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