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More details revealed on Lankan businessman’s murder in Jakarta

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Various new details have reportedly been revealed pertaining to the recent death of businessman Onesh Subasinghe, who was found dead in an apartment in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Amidst suspicions of foul play, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) confirmed that Subasinghe, who was the Managing Director at Opex Holdings,  was murdered in order to obtain his life insurance worth USD 1.5 million, and his other properties worth billions of Rupees.

Subasinghe’s Brazilian wife and her assistant, also of Brazilian nationality, are believed to be the main suspects, after it was revealed that both individuals had fled to Brazil after the murder with Subasinghe’s credit cards, mobile phone, his wristwatch, worth millions,  and other valuables.

While investigations are being carried out by both, the CID and a special Police unit in Indonesia, it is suspected that the deceased’s wife, identified as Rosa Silva, had brought her Brazilian friend to Sri Lanka, under the guise of her assistant, in order to plan out the murder.

The couple were residing in a luxury apartment complex in Ward Place, Colombo, with their four-year-old daughter, where Silva’s friend also came and stayed with them prior to their holiday to Indonesia.

Police suspect that the trip to Indonesia was a part of the premeditated plan to murder Subasinghe, as it was easier to carry out the offence in a foreign country and then flee.

The family of three and Silva’s assistant departed for Indonesia on 20 January.

Subsequently, suspicions arose amongst Subasinghe’s colleagues after they were unable to reach him from 31 January.

Later, employees of the apartment also grew suspicious as the apartment in which the group were staying in had remained closed for a few days.

Upon opening the door to the apartment, the apartment staff found Subasinghe’s body, and informed his private secretary of the incident on 03 February, while CCTV footage showed the deceased’s wife leaving the room on 31 January with her assistant and daughter, after placing the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door.

(adaderana.lk)

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Tourists nowadays aren’t fools – Diana

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State Minister of Tourism Diana Gamage has warned that stern action will be taken promptly against those who are hostile to tourists visiting Sri Lanka.

She was responding to the media over the recent incident where a vendor had been hostile to a tourist over an overpriced Kottu.

Noting that tourists nowadays are not idiots and cannot be fooled, the State Minister urged such persons to refrain from such behaviour without harming the reputation of Sri Lanka as a hospitable, friendly tourist destination as well the livelihood of other such fellow businessmen as well.

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Complaint lodged over Piumi Hansamali’s possession of Gota’s Range Rover

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Mage Rata organization president Sanjaya Mahawatta today, lodged a complaint with the Illegal Assets Investigations Division, calling for an inquiry into model Piumi Hansamali using the Range Rover vehicle previously used  by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

“It is clear that an election is near and politicians tend to inject all their saved black money into the upcoming election campaigns and it has become a good time for the people who engage with money laundering activities. 

“Accordingly, we have some doubts on how Piumi Hansamal managed to get the Range Rover vehicle (CBH 1949) which was used by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

“The question arises whether the Range Rover vehicle was given to the former president or if Gotabaya has given it to Piyumi,” said Mahawatta and further alleged that the model currently resides in a super luxury apartment, owns other properties and leads an exceedingly luxurious lifestyle.

Therefore, there are suspicions that Piumi Hansamali is being utilized for money laundering activities involving politicians’ black money, he charged.

“Therefore, we have lodged a complaint with the Illegal Assets Investigations Division. The initial complaint pertains to the Range Rover vehicle previously associated with former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and its transfer to Piumi Hansamali. This vehicle is estimated to be worth Rs. 100 million. Questions arise regarding how the vehicle came into Piumi Hansamali’s possession, the reasons behind its transfer and how she could afford such a valuable asset while primarily engaged in selling cosmetics. Additionally, it is noted that Piumi Hansamali’s has not made any television appearances lately.

“I personally know several individuals who rely on selling cosmetics for their livelihoods. But they struggle to cover their daily expenses with their modest incomes. However, Piumi Hansamali reportedly spends lakhs of rupees daily and leads a lavish lifestyle. 

“The Mage Rata organization is vigilant over the extravagant spending of politicians during election campaigns and their potential involvement in money laundering activities,” he stated.

“Hence, we anticipate an immediate investigation into this complaint,” he added.

(dailymirror.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailymirror.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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SL hopes to continue discussion with bondholders

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State Finance Minister Shehan Semasinghe has said today (April 17) that Sri Lanka hopes to continue discussion with the bondholders with a view to reaching common ground ahead of the IMF board consideration of the second review of Sri Lanka’s EFF program.

Sri Lankan authorities continue to engage all debt restructuring negotiations in good faith, within principles of equitable treatment among creditors, and with maximum transparency within the norms of such negotiations, he has said.

The full statement of the State Minister is as follows :

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