Yoshitha, Nishantha and Rohan Weliwita remanded
January 30, 2016 07:48 pm
Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Rohan Weliwita, Nishantha Ranatunga and 2 others have been remanded till February 11th by the Kaduwela Magistrates Court.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha, CSN chairman Rohan Weliwita and former CEO of the CSN Nishantha Ranatunga were called for an interrogation to the FCID, arrested and produced before the Kaduwela magistrate today.
Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Nishantha Ranathunga, Rohan Weliwita, Ravishan Dissanayake and R.M. Fernando were ordered remanded in connection with the investigation into the alleged financial irregularities at the Carlton Sports Network (CSN).
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, Shiranthi Rajapaksa, former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa attended the court proceedings at the Kaduwela Magistrate Court.
Rajapaksa was arrested following questioning carried out by the FCID earlier today at the Sri Lanka Navy Headquarters in Colombo.
He was summoned to give a statement regarding financial irregularities at the Carlton Sports Network (CSN), a private company allegedly linked to him.
Meanwhile CSN chairman Rohan Weliwita, former CEO Nishantha Ranatunga and another individual have also been arrested by the FCID in connection with the case.
Weliwita, who is former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s media coordinating secretary, was taken in for questioning by the FCID this morning.
He was questioned regarding alleged financial irregularities at the television channel.
Ranatunga, the former Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), was the Chief Executive Officer of SCN for a brief period and has also been charged in connection with the case.