Statement Recorded From Air Chief Marshal Goonetileke Over MiG Deal

A statement is currently being recorded from Former Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke by the Financial Fraud Investigation Division over the MiG aircraft transaction.

The Police Financial Fraud Investigation Division recently commenced a fresh probe into the alleged financial misappropriations that had been committed in the purchase of four MiG airplanes from Ukraine in 2006.

Roshan Goonetileke was the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force from July 2006.

Meanwhile, on March 6 this year, former Defence Secretary Goyabaya Rajapaksa and The Sunday Leader newspaper agreed to settle a long running court case over a newspaper article concerning the purchase of the four MiG-27 aircrafts concerned.

However, within days of the settlement, Police announced that they will launch a separate probe into the deal.

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