Nov 16, 2016

Probe on former secretary’s $462 million foreign properties

An investigation has revealed that an official who held the post of ministry secretary during the former Mahinda Rajapaksa regime has bought four plots of land with houses in Victoria state in the south-east of Australia spending Rs.462 million illegally earned money.

The investigations have commenced on complaints made by anti corruption organizations to IGP Pujitha Jayasundara.

The former ministry secretary has spent more than Australian $3,500,000 to buy the houses and lands in his daughter’s, son’s and son-in-law’s names in 2008 and 2010.

Investigations have been intensified as buying properties with illegally earned money is an offence under the Money Laundering Act.