The Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court today issued instructions to carry out the preliminary process, within 3 weeks, for the release of the luxury sports car which had previously belonged to MP Namal Rajapaksa and later sold to another individual.
The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) had filed a case after the car in question, a Ford Mustang, was discovered at a garage in the Kaduwela area.
When the case was taken up today before magistrate Prasanna Alwis, defence counsel Premanath C. Dolawatta requested the court to issue an order to release the vehicle as it is being exposed to sun and rain and is eroding at one place at the impound.
However, the state counsel had raised objections to the request citing the fact that investigations pertaining to the case are still ongoing.
The defence attorney pointed out that it was regrettable that the vehicle is eroding away when a suspect has not even been named with the case which has been filed over the vehicle.
After taking into consideration the facts presented before the court, the magistrate ordered that preliminary steps be taken within 3 week for the release of the vehicle while the case was postponed to August 31.