CID probe into Piyumi’s assets



The Illegal Assets Investigation Division of the CID informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday that an investigation was initiated regarding the purchase of a Range Rover Jeep for Rs. 78 million, the purchase of a house in Colombo 7 Grand Housing Complex for Rs.148 million and maintaining 20 bank accounts with suspicious transactions by model Piyumi Hansamali.

The Illegal Assets Investigation Division also informed court that an investigation has also been started regarding a Skin Care Company, which is said to be her main source of income.

The CID informed the Court that reports have been obtained by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka regarding the financial facilities maintained by this person and her close associates in Sri Lanka and according to that, it has been revealed that 20 accounts have been opened in relation to the National Identity Card numbers of her and people closely associating the model.

President of the ‘Magen Ratata’ organisation Sanjaya Mahawatta had lodged a complaint requesting an investigation under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act to find how Pattiyage Piyumi Hansamali Gomes, a resident of Kolonnawa Road, Rajagiriya, had earned a large amount of money to have a luxurious life, in a very short period of time after becoming a model.


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