Namal’s secretary not arrested!

There is no truth to media reports that Batapola Arachchige Ornella Iresha Silva, a secretary of MP Namal Rajapaksa, has been arrested, according to reports reaching Lanka News Web.


She is facing money laundering accusations in connection with the investment of Rs. 30 million earned by Rajapaksa through improper means, in Govers Corporate Services, of which she is a director, secretary and shareholder.

The media reported that she was arrested in Abu Dhabi, as the first Rajapaksa accomplice to be taken on a red warrant.

However, reports say Interpol has not issued a red warrant for her arrest, and the warrant issued by a Sri Lankan court has expired.

She was due to arrive in Sri Lanka last night (09) on her own accord to appear for the related case that will be taken up by the high court today. Police sources say there is a likelihood of her being arrested at the airport and handed over to the FCID. However, lawyers say her arrest will be a violation of her basic human rights, as there is no valid warrant for her arrest.

LNW captured her on camera at the Dubai International Airport, from where she was to leave for Sri Lanka.


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