Investigation Launched On Foundation Run By Basil Rajapaksa's Wife

The Financial Fraud Investigation Unit has launched an investigation into Pushpa Rajapksa Foundation, a NGO run by Pushpa Rajapksa, the wife of former SLFP National Organizer Basil Rajapaksa, over an alleged deposit of US $ 150,000 which is suspected to be owned by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

Police filed a facts report before Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage in this regard and the Magistrate permitted them to obtain bank account details over the alleged deposit belonging to the Pushpa Rajapksa Foundation.

Police initiated an investigation into this matter subsequent to a complaint made by the director of the Anti-Corruption Investigations Office on March 17 this year, citing that a sum of US $ 150,000 owned by SLPA had been deposited in a bank account belonging to Pushpa Rajapaksa Foundation.