A report has been sent by the FCID to the Attorney General’s Department after investigating the buying of a property, no. 260/12, Torrington Avenue, Colombo 07, by former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa for Rs. 300 million. As she has failed to show how she had acquired the money to buy it, instructions have been sought from the AG to file a case against her on money laundering charges.
A person by the name Nandana Lokuwithana who has close connections with the Rajapaksa family, had been involved in this transaction. It was him who had appeared as owner of the controversial Dubai Marriot Hotel.
The Rajapaksa family had lived at this house in 2000, and Siriliya Saviya, Nil Balakaya and Tharunyata Hetak, accused of various notorious deals, had given it as their official address. It is presently being used as a storehouse.