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Aug 16, 2018

Navy Sampath given Rs. 500,000 by Navy to flee?

The CID has informed the Fort Magistrate’s Court they are uncovering evidence which suggests that former Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi alias ‘Navy Sampath’ has been given Rs. 500,000 from the Sri Lanka Navy itself to flee to Malaysia.

Noting that the cash has been traced to an Bank of Ceylon account of the Sri Lankan Navy, the CID further said that they are yet to uncover the particulars of the account and why the funds were transferred to the suspect in this manner.

Accordingly, the CID urged the Colombo Fort Magistrate - Lanka Jayaratne to issue an order to the manager of the Bank of Ceylon HQ to enable further investigations.

Accordingly, the Magistrate issued an order to the manager of the Bank of Ceylon HQ to coorperate with the CID with regard to the investigation.

Yesterday, the Colombo Fort Magistrate court ordered to further remand ‘Navy Sampath’ until Aug. 29. He is a suspect behind the abduction and disappearance of 11 persons in 2008 and 2009.

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