The Fort Magistrate’s Court has issued an order to record a statement from former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the Rs. 18 million in cash that was found by anti-government protesters at the President’s House in Fort.
Following mass protests in July, several anti-government protesters stormed the President’s Official residence in Fort and found nearly Rs. 17.8 million in cash.
The cash was thereafter, counted and handed over to officers of the Fort Police Station by the protesters.
However, Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage today issued an order to the Police to record a statement from former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in this regard.
The magistrate also instructed the Police to conduct an investigation into the matter. (NewsWire)