A magistrate’s court in Sri Lanka has issued warrants against a Carlton Sports Network director, who is a suspect in the court case against the now shutdown broadcast network.
Kaduwela magistrate Prasanna Alwis issued the warrant for the director, who is said to be overseas, after considering submissions made by the Financial Crime Investigation Division. The FCID had name her a suspect. She is one of the directors of CSN.
The channel directors reportedly face seven counts of accusations, including the failure to declare how a Sri Lankan Rs.234 million capital investment had been found for the channel.
There are five other suspects in the case.
The lawyer for director said that his client had been overseas for around 18 months now. Even during the time the police filed the case she was not in the country.
Last week the FCID had pleaded with the Kaduwela Magistrate to issue warrants on the director through Interpol. The FCID had filed the case against the original Director Board of the CSN under the Money Laundering Act. Police charged that the suspects have failed to divulge how they originated funds for the establishment of the CSN Network.
FCID officials told court they have received information that the suspect director was living in Australia and pleaded court to issue an arrest warrant.
The magistrate had, after considering submissions made by lawyers on behalf of the director into account, reserved the order for August 10.