Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa whose passport was impounded by Court as part of the magisterial inquiry over alleged money laundering at Hello Corp case was yesterday permitted to go abroad by Colombo Additional Magistrate J. Trotsky.
Accordingly, the Court ordered to temporally lift Namal Rajapaksa’s travel ban until the end of this year enabling him participate in a football tournament organised by the Asian Lawyers’ Association between March 22 and March 29.
His passport had been impounded for his alleged involvement in money laundering amounting to Rs.45 million in two companies owned by Namal Rajapaksa. Further magisterial inquiry into the incident was fixed for June 22.
The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) had commenced investigation into a complaint that MP Namal Rajapaksa had purchased Hello Corp.Pvt. Ltd for Rs.100 million using ill-gotten funds of Gowers Corporation and NR Consultation Pvt Ltd, allegedly owned by Namal Rajapaksa. The FCID informed Court that investigations revealed that MP Rajpaksa had been allegedly involved in money laundering to the amount of Rs. 15 million at NR Consultation Pvt Ltd and another Rs.30 million in Gowers Corporation Pvt. Ltd, in 2012. Counsel Sudantha Bandara appeared for the suspect.