Colombo High Court freezes Keheliya Rambukwella’s assets worth 97 Million Rupees

Keheliya Rambukwella

The Colombo High Court today (July 5) ordered a 3-month suspension of the fixed deposit accounts and life insurance policies of former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and six of his family members.

The order, issued by Judge Manjula Thilakaratne, affects accounts and policies worth over 97 million rupees.

These financial assets are in the names of Rambukwella, his wife, three daughters, and one daughter’s husband.

Former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella is currently held in remand custody in connection with the alleged purchase of substandard immunoglobulin injections.

This freezing order was obtained by the Bribery Commission in terms of Section 53(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 09 of 2023, as part of the investigations being conducted under Section 42, where the spouse, family members, or any other persons are also subject to scrutiny.