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Namal acquitted from Gowers Corporation money laundering case

Colombo (LNW): Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Namal Rajapaksa, along with five others, has been acquitted from the Gowers Corporation money laundering case.

The Colombo High Court cleared them of the charges, which were filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The case alleged that they were involved in money laundering amounting to Rs. 30 million through Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt) Limited, which provided coordinating services to SriLankan Airlines.

The charges had been brought against Rajapaksa and five directors of the company on 11 counts related to money laundering between 2013 and 2014.

The investigations began after a complaint by Wasantha Samarasinghe, Convener of Voice Against Corruption, who claimed that Rajapaksa had purchased shares of a company called Hello Corp and established Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt) Limited, allegedly using Rs. 125 million earned through illegal means.

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