Magistrate Ms. Lanka Jayaratne made this order persuant to a request made by the FCID.
The warrant written in English and Sinhala was issued on the former Ministry Secretary since he is abroad (New Zealand).
The FCID stated that although the 2015 budget had allocated a sum of Rs.40 million for this project, a sum of Rs. 2,902 million had been paid to a Chinese Company without government’s consent. It is alleged that payments amounting to more than Rs. 4.1 billion have been made to a Chinese contractor for the Gin-Nilwala Diversion Project, but no work has been carried out.
Police investigations further revealed that money given to the Chinese company had been remitted to a Hongkong company belonging to Thirukumar Nadeshan.
(Subhashani Senanayake – dailynews.lk)