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Sri Lanka: Financial Fraud Cases Soon Against Former SL State Officials Including Gotabhaya and PBJ

The Attorney General’s Department is to file 25 cases relating to misappropriation of public funds by powerful politicians and top officials of the previous regime including former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and former Treasury Secretary P.B. Jayasundera.

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has already completed investigations into those case 25 cases and has submitted relevant files to the AG’s Department to take necessary action, sources from the AG’s Department said.

The investigation into the misappropriation of a sum of Rs. 5.7 million at the Tourism Promotion Bureau has been completed and the case is to be filed against former Chairman Bashwara Gunaratne and former Director General of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority D.S. Jayaweera.

Financial irregularities in the take-over of the Sri Lanka  insurance Corporation to the government against Dr. Jayasundera, an economic development project fraud against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, financial misappropriation amounting to Rs. 4.7 million against former Chairman – State Engineering Corporation Raja Edirisuriya, Rs. 1.4 million diary printing fraud against former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, financial  misappropriation amounting to Rs. 91 million for the construction of the D.A Rajapaksa Museum in Weeraketiya against former Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Harshan de Silva of the Urban Development Authority are among the 25 cases. (Bandula)


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