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Aug 14, 2017

Three Rajapaksa family members to be quizzed this week Featured

Three family members of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa have been summoned this week for questioning by the CID and the FCID.

Ex-first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa is due at the CID tomorrow (15) and her second son Yoshitha the day after.

Jeep used in Thajudeen murder

Previously, she informed inability to be present on July 27 as summoned, for questioning in connection with the murder of rugger player Wasim Thajudeen.

Yoshitha too, was summoned on the same week, but did not make an appearance citing personal reasons.

His elder brother Namal Rajapaksa has told BBC Sinhala Service that they would be present for the interrogations this week.

Shiranthi is to be questioned over a Defender jeep given by the Red Cross for use by her ‘Siriliya’ organization between August 2011 and 20 January 2015.

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Yoshitha Rajapaksa

CID investigations have found that the vehicle, bearing no. (WP) KA-0642, had been used to abduct Thajudeen.

Previously, she was questioned, at the official residence of the then speaker of parliament Chamal Rajapkasa, in connection with a bank account of ‘Siriliya’ organization.

Satellite project

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Rohitha Rajapaksa

The youngest of the Rajapaksa siblings, Rohitha has to give a statement to the FCID over a satellite project involving him.

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Namal’s twitter message

Meanwhile, Namal has tweeted that his mother and two brothers have been summoned this week for questioning in order to cover up the Central Bank bond sale issue.

Last week, UNP MPs urged the prime minister to expedite investigations against the Rajapaksa family, and expressed their readiness to bring in a no-confidence motion against justice minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe accusing him over the delays.

The UNP working committee meeting on August 17 will take a final decision with regard to that no-confidence motion, reports say.