The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today ordered the Special Crimes Investigation Division to record a statement from former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the discovery of Rs.17.8 million by protesters at the President’s House on the 9th of July 2022.
The order was issued when the case was taken up for consideration today (13).
The stack of money was discovered by protesters inside the President’s House on the 9th of July when they stormed the President’s House and several other state buildings.
Police informed Court that the protesters handed over the money the same day.
However, there were delays in the Police producing the money in Court.
Police on the 10th of July, during a media briefing announced that they are in possession of the stack of cash found inside the President’s House.