The Fort Additional Magistrate yesterday remanded Pivithuru Hela
Urumaya leader Udaya Prabath Gammanpila on charges of ‘preparing
forged documents and using them’ to embezzle millions of rupees
owned by Australian millionaire businessman Brian John Shaddick.
Sugar import firm co-owner ran transshipment
Teams of CID and Narcotics sleuths are now hunting for little-known
business tycoon Selvarajah Jegatheeswaran, suspect co-conspirator in
last week’s billion-rupee cocaine detection, Sri Lanka’s single
largest ever drug bust. At stake is the location of dozens more
In the aftermath of the Kosgama catastrophe where rains of Artillery
and RPGs destroyed homes and buildings, the government launched a
three prong investigation to probe into the fire at the Salawa Army
camp and subsequent explosions in the ammunition dump.