Namal acquitted from Gowers Corp. case



The Colombo High Court today (02) acquitted and released all suspects including Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Namal Rajapaksa, from the Gowers Corp. case.
The court noted that the evidence lacked credibility.

The Judge also ordered to immediately remove the overseas travel ban imposed on the 2nd and 4th suspect of the case.

Also, the warrant issued to arrest the 2nd suspect, who had been absconding court, was also recalled.

The suspects named in the case faced charges of committing an offence under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against them on their alleged involvement in laundering money amounting to Rs.30 million through Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt) Limited which provides coordinating services to SriLankan Airlines.

The indictments were filed against MP Namal Rajapaksa, and Directors Indika Karunajeewa, Sujani Bogollagama, Iresha Silva, Nithya Senani Samaranayake, and Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt) Limited on 11 counts under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act for their alleged involvement in money laundering amounting to Rs. 30 million in a company owned by Namal Rajapaksa between 2013 and 2014.


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