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Dec 20, 2016

FCID inactive over ‘Nilame’ who avoids questioning Featured

Dishan Wickramaratne Gunasekara, said to be a relative of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa and minister Sagala Ratnayake, has twice disregarded summons to appear before the FCID to be questioned over vehicle and financial abuse charges, ‘Ravaya’ reports.

A director of the Mineral Sands Corporation during the Rajapaksa regime, he stands accused of having misused two vehicles given to the institution by the Presidential Secretariat.

Another accusation against him is that he had misappropriated money belonging to Devundra Vishnu Devale in Matara, of which he was the Basnayake Nilame.

He was last ordered to appear before the FCID on December 14.

Surprisingly, the FCID does nothing with regard to Gunasekara, but previously had obtained a court order against MP Namal Rajapaksa, who had avoided giving it a statement.

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has admitted in parliament that it was Gunasekara, who had been referred to as ‘Nilame’ in a telephone call received by IGP Pujith Jayasundara while addressing a public event in Ratnapura.

The PM said it was minister Ratnayake, in charge of the police, who had given the call.

Attempts to reach law and order ministry secretary Jagath Wijeweera and IGP Jayasundara to ask if a court order will be obtained to summon Gunasekara to the FCID were unsuccessful.

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