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* CID seeks Interpol assistance to arrest General Fonseka's aide
Fri, Mar 5, 2010, 07:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 05, Colombo: The Mount Lavinia Magistrate has issued an arrest warrant today for Don Sanjeewa Kumara, an aide of retired General Sarath Fonseka, for allegedly transporting Rs. 75 million to General Fonseka's son-in-law, Danuna Tilakaratne's mother, Asoka Tilakaratne.

The CID has meanwhile sought Interpol assistance to arrest Sanjeewa Kumara, as they believe he had fled the country soon after the arrest of Asoka Tilakaratne last month.

The CID arrested Ms. Tilakaratne on February 17 after recording a statement on the money recovered from four safety deposit boxes in a private bank. She was later released on bail.

According to Ms. Tilakaratne, the money was received during the Presidential election and was given to her for safe keeping by her daughter-in-law, Apsara, who is General Fonseka's daughter.

According to the CID the money had been transported from General Fonseka's office at Rajakeeya Mawatha, Colombo 7 to the private bank in a Land Rover Defender.

The CID has seized the vehicle into custody from Anoma Fonseka's House at Queen's Road. They say the vehicle, originally belonged to Army was purchased by Danuna Tilakaratne producing false documents to the Army.

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