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* CID recovers computer data on Hicorp arms deal
Sat, Feb 27, 2010, 10:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has seized the data from a computer that has allegedly been used to prepare documents for the Hicorp (Pvt) Limited.

The CID during a search of the residence of the director of Hicorp Wellington Dehoedt, who had been remanded in connection with the alleged arms deal since January 7, recovered the computer that belonged to him. The documents in question have reportedly been submitted to the Sri Lanka Army.

Colombo Fort Magistrate and Additional District Judge Lanka Jayaratne yesterday granted permission for the CID to question the director over the computer data.

The CID is to submit a comprehensive report on the investigation to court on the next hearing date, set for March 3rd.

Meanwhile the president of the Hicorp, who is being wanted on an arrest warrant, is still absconding.

Tilakaratne, the son-in-law of former military chief General Sarath Fonseka is accused of earning profits from arms procurement deals of the Army that were awarded to him by General Fonseka during the war with the LTTE.

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