Accountant gets 367-year RI for financial fraud

6 December 2019 06:16 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Colombo High Court today sentenced an individual who had worked as an accountant attached to a private company, to 367 years rigorous imprisonment for defrauding Rs. 2 million from the company.

The verdict was delivered by Colombo High Court judge Shashi Mahendra who imposed a fine of Rs. 1.9 million and a travel ban on the convict.

The judge also issued an open warrant on the convict as he has been evading court.  (Nimanthi Ranasinghe)

  Comments - 12

  • Accountant Friday, 06 December 2019 07:49 PM

    Hope he has adequate funds in his heavenly account!!

    Vipin B Friday, 06 December 2019 08:13 PM

    What about a verdict for Basil Rajapakse for defrauding billions of dollars from the country?

    Andare Friday, 06 December 2019 08:19 PM

    Name of Accountant and the Company not known. 367 years R.I.? His life span may be about 500 years?

    Sunil Friday, 06 December 2019 08:29 PM

    Is the law uniform to everybody. In the HNB tax evasion case was anybody convicted and sentenced ? I think nobody

    umberto Friday, 06 December 2019 08:49 PM

    what a JOKER this judge is:::

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 06 December 2019 08:53 PM

    Then MR must geht 36.7 Million years RI

    DAKSHINA DISSANAYAKE Friday, 06 December 2019 08:54 PM


    ala Friday, 06 December 2019 10:28 PM

    Quite a shame in our judicial system. A good example of the law applicable to the poor and the law applicable to the rich.

    Ranmal Perera Saturday, 07 December 2019 12:23 AM

    Biggest joke of the century. Judge must have some grudge against the accountant. Sirisena should serve 24000 years for looting 80 million worth of official residence from tax payers.

    Andrew Silva Saturday, 07 December 2019 01:23 PM

    Rs.2 million and 367 years in prison. How about the politicians and cooperate high ups who robbed billions of cash they are innocent. This judge must be out of his mind. Judiciary in full swing. " katakiyandatha."

    perera Saturday, 07 December 2019 01:35 PM

    Super, if the law is applicable to all citizens equally

    FG Saturday, 07 December 2019 03:12 PM

    What a joke, does a human live for so long? Why is the law only for some and the rest who rob in billions or millions go scot free? Is this law?

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