Yoshitha suspended from Navy

Yoshitha Rajapaksa

Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa who was remanded on charges of money laundering, has been suspended from Naval service with effect from February 28 as directed by the Defence Ministry, the Navy said today.

The Ministry made the order following a request by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) in order to conduct an independent investigation.

Navy Spokesman Akram Alavi said Yoshitha’s salary and allowances would be halted with immediate effect and he would not be permitted to enter any Naval premises without the approval of the Naval Head Quarters.

(Source: Daily Mirror)