CID Obtain Another Court Order Against Three Former Security Officials Of Rajapaksa

Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris ordered the General Managers of 72 commercial banks and financial companies to submit a report to the CID regarding three security officers of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The three security officials investigated are Captain Tissa Wimalasena, Damith Gomin Ranasinghe and Wanniarachchi Neville.

The reports are to inform the CID if the three individuals have deposited money in their institutions or acquired property through them.

The OIC of the Financial Crimes Division at the CID made a request from the Magistrate regarding an investigation into alleged money laundering by the three individuals. The investigation is being conducted over a complaint filed by the Anti-corruption Secretariat.

Captain Tissa Wimalasena is said to be connected several murders under the former regime, and is the alleged mastermind of the murder of rugger player Wasim Thajudeen.

A similar order was obtained in February this year instructing General Managers of 79 commercial banks and financial companies to provide similar details.

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