The CID has been ordered by Colombo Chief Magistrate Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena to impound the two passports of businessman, Charles Gnanakone who is said to have had a close relationship with assassinated foreign Minister Laksman Kadirgamar.
The court ordered that the Australian and Sri Lankan passports which are said to be in the possession of the wealthy businessman be taken into custody and handed over to the Colombo Crime Division (CCD).
The Chief Magistrate also directed that the order be conveyed to the Immigration and Emigration Department and the head of the Intelligence Bureau.
Police informed court that the investigations are being conducted to find out whether Charles Gnanakone was directly or indirectly involved with the Foreign Minister`s murder.
They further stated that the wealthy businessman Gnanakone, who who holds a dual citizenship was a resident of Wellawatte. He also had been living in Singapore. The Police stated that presently he was in Sri Lanka and if he was allowed to leave the country, they would not be able to question him.
On an application by the Police, the court also ordered the Dialog company to provide the details in connection with the mobile phones taken into custody during Mr. Kadirgamar`s murder investigation.
The Court ordered to further remand the three suspects, Manikkam Thamil Eeniyam, Rengan Jeganan and Aiyar Kumar till October 10.