Dec 04, 2016

House in LA rented for VIP’s son - Mangala Featured

Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday (03) lodged a complaint with the FCID, seeking an investigation as for whom a luxury house had been rented in Los Angeles, USA at a monthly payment of 8,000 dollars during the Rajapaksa regime.

The foreign affairs ministry had rented the premises, purportedly for the Sri Lankan consulate in LA, but it had never been used as an office.

The minister submitted several documents and files which show that the son of a top official of the Rajapaksa regime had stayed in the house until March 2015.

For that VIP son’s security, two Army soldiers had been deployed as his drivers.

Both had drawn salaries from the Army as well as the foreign affairs ministry, the documents show.

The ministry had also paid the electricity, water and television bills for this house, Samaraweera alleges in his complaint.

The ministry had to incur a further 10,000 dollar damage payment when returning the house after the present government took over, he adds.