Friday, November 15, 2013

Salaka casino reopened

The ‘Salaka Regino’ casino that was raided by the organized crime investigation unit of the police on November 04 has been reopened, reports say.

It has been reopened on November 11 , closed on 12 and opened again yesterday (13).

Despite the said casino being raided often by police, reopening it each time has become a normal incident.

Responding to an inquiry made by ' Sri Lanka Mirror' regarding the ownership of the casino a senior police officer stated that it is owned by the wife of the famous businessman Lucky Neththikumara , Vajira Neththikumara.
(One of Vajira and Lucky's daughters is married to S.B Dissanayake's son and the other daughter is married to former Minister Festus Perera's son Niroshan Perera.)

He further revealed that the casino is reopened every time its raided as an individual related to national security is backing them.

He rejected the rumor that a wife of a minister owns the casino.

During the raid, 43 persons, including several top Army officials had been arrested.

However, even before 24 hours passed following the raid 23 police officers attached to organized crime investigation unit who were involved in the raid have been transferred with immediate effect as a government bigwig is involved in it, said the Chairman of the UNP leadership council, Karu Jayasuriya in a statement released.

source : SLM

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