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Ms. Ornella at the Abu Dhabi airport Ms. Ornella at the Abu Dhabi airport
Oct 09, 2017

Namal's secretary arrested at BIA (Update) Featured

Batapola Arachchilage Ornella Iresha Silva, who is said to be a former secretary of MP Namal Rajapaksa, has been arrested today (10) upon her arrival at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport.

 
Speaking to ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’, a senior police officer said that the FCID officers had arrested her soon after the plane landed at BIA. 
 
A group of Namal Rajapaksa’s lawyers who were also waiting for Ms. Silva’s flight to land at the BIA, had told FCID officers that an Interpol red notice has not been issued to arrest her.
 
She was wanted by the FCID over allegedly having aided Namal to launder Rs. 30 million of black money through Gower’s Corporate Services.
 
Ms. Silva functioned as a nominal director as well as the legal officer of Gowers Corporate Services (GCS) (Pvt) Ltd.
 
The case is to be taken up at the High Court No. 07 in Hulftsdorp later today.
 
Speaking to ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’, one of Ms. Silva’s lawyers said that reports of his client being arrested in Abu Dhabi were false and that she had returned to Sri Lanka on her own will to attend today’s court proceedings.

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(Previous update : Oct. 09, 2017 23.58 p.m.)

The FCID is to arrest a former secretary of MP Namal Rajapaksa, soon after her flight lands at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport, reports say.

Batapola Arachchilage Ornella Iresha Silva, is to arrive at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport at 5.00am tomorrow (10).

'Sri Lanka Mirror' learns from reliable sources that she is currently at the Abu Dhabi airport.

She was wanted by the FCID over allegedly having aided Namal to launder Rs. 30 million of black money through Gower’s Corporate Services.

Last year, the Colombo Magistrate’s Court issued an international arrest warrant against her through the Interpol.

Ms. Silva is the first individual to be arrested under a red warrant with regard to the alleges filed against the Rajapaksas.

The case is to be taken up at the High Court No. 07 in Hulftsdorp tomorrow.

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