Tiranís case on July 22
case filed in the Supreme Court by the police Special Investigations
Unit (SIU) against former parliamentarian and RADA Chairman Tiran Alles
and others will be taken up on July 22.
In this case, the SIU sleuths are investigating the Rs. 169 million
missing Treasury allocations for tsunami reconstruction in LTTE
controlled areas in 2006. The SIU sleuths said the funds may have ended
up in LTTE coffers with the connivance of a middleman.
Four suspects including the then Finance and Administration Director
of RADA Jayantha Dias Samarasinghe are still in remand in connection
with the case and former RADA Chief Operations Officer Dr. Saliya
Wickremasuriya was released on bail.
The SIU sleuths had arrested six suspects but two were released on
bail earlier. Among the four suspects in custody are Shanthikumar
Gajankumar, a director of one of the two construction companies which
received funds from RADA, Kandasami Sodiraja and Ponmudi Seeharan Sudan.
The Supreme Court had fixed July 27 and 28 to hear the FR petition
filed by businessman Alles seeking an interim order preventing his
arrest by the investigating sleuths. The FR case was filed at a time the
officers had sought the Attorney Generalís advice to take him for
questioning to expedite investigations.
The businessman had said that the investigation was politically
motivated to punish its opponents. Alles has cited the IGP, Director of
the Special Investigations Unit SP Mewan Silva, OIC of the SIU M.D.D.P.
Gunathilake, Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera and the
Attorney General as respondents.
Police sources said they were going ahead with the investigations and
are currently reviewing the Auditor Generalís reports and cross checking
housing unit constructions by the particular RADA project Ė Jaya Lanka.
The Supreme Court is expected to give a ruling if his arrest can be
permitted or not on July 28.