Lankan caretaker swindled X-Files star

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Rs. 10.6 million belonging to popular X-Files actress Gillian Anderson and her husband had been misappropriated by the Sri Lankan caretaker in charge of their property, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) submitted before a Colombo Court.

In the case at the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court, the Sri Lankan caretaker Anura Weeraratne Bandara was charged with having misappropriated Rs.17.8 million from the Sri Lankan properties owned by Ms. Anderson.

Filing a fact report before the Magistrate, the CID stated that though the complainant party had charged that the caretaker had misappropriated a sum of Rs.17.8 million, however, investigations conducted so far had revealed that the suspect had only misappropriated Rs.10.6 million.

The CID further told Magistrate Dammika Hemapala that it had already concluded the investigations into the incident and extracts of the investigation report had been forwarded to the AG for his advice.

In a complaint to the CID, Job Davis a British national complained that suspect Anura Weeraratne Bandara had been entrusted to administer the American actress’ properties located at Nugadola Watta in Pasyala, where he had had committed this offence. The complainant alleged that the suspect had obtained Rs.17.8 million from another company affiliated to the concerned properties for service requirements.

It further transpired in court that Ms Anderson had bought the seven acres of land in Nugadola Watta Pasyala with the objective of inaugurating a Non-Governmental Organisation in Sri Lanka. The land had been bought in the name of Hill House Private Ltd. And the suspect Anura Weeraratne Bandara had been appointed as manager of the property.

The CID maintained that the suspect had obtained Rs. 6.8 million for the purpose of supplying electricity to the property and thereby misappropriated Rs. 1 million. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 20

  • Cwick Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:45 PM

    Great way to make headlines, Sri Lanka!

    tuan m. raban Monday, 04 November 2013 12:21 PM

    we are very clever in covering up anything and be 'clean' upto the mark.

    Ifthi Friday, 01 November 2013 07:20 AM

    Is this the same fellow who was legal advisor at Levers in the 70s? Shame!

    MirakRajBanda Friday, 01 November 2013 02:28 AM

    On the other hand, those elite foreigners think that Sri Lanka offers full of privileges and immunity which is wrong. Always bucks in the minds of the Smiley Face.......

    Suq Madique Friday, 01 November 2013 02:34 AM

    Not only shame but disgrace too. These people were willing to spend their rime and money to help us and this is how they were treated?

    Victor Friday, 01 November 2013 03:15 AM

    This man has to be brought to justice and should be given the maximum punishment. Do something before you tarnish this Mother land.

    Regi Friday, 01 November 2013 08:43 AM

    If I am not wrong, I remember reading about this misappropriation long time ago. I wonder this too will go under the carpet like so may cases.

    ban Thursday, 31 October 2013 03:35 PM

    shame !

    warra Friday, 01 November 2013 03:29 AM

    this is exactly why i don't want to invest in this country. everyone's a crook. what a shame. i rather pay my mortgage and live a good life in Australia.

    neutral man Thursday, 31 October 2013 04:00 PM

    i doubt even moulder wont solve this x-robbery coz noboday is as good as Our People in swindling and embezzing

    dr ceylon Friday, 01 November 2013 08:56 AM

    how come can do business in sri lanka ?.everywhere theives.

    Bleedingfather Friday, 01 November 2013 08:59 AM

    The suspect and the money will be an X-File in SL. As the money and the charges against the accused will vanish.

    Kusum Amarasinghe Saturday, 02 November 2013 07:05 AM

    Hey! Anton I am totally agree with you. You're right I couldn't help my self laughing my head off.

    Fayad Friday, 01 November 2013 04:07 AM

    Hope the case will not get axed

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 01 November 2013 04:15 AM

    Ofcourse, its a disgrace for our country, Because of these rotten eggs we have lot the good reputation from other countries. Its a attitude problem nothing else.

    Shitake Mushrooms Thursday, 31 October 2013 05:23 PM

    This is much like the touts who descend upon foreigners the moment they step down on the soil of Kandy and Galle. white face = money

    Dr.Rubert Vanderkoon Thursday, 31 October 2013 06:08 PM

    I also know two Englishmen who have been robbed some hefty amounts by people who befriended them. Shame!

    mohamed asfar Friday, 01 November 2013 04:56 AM

    authorities must ensure she get her money back soon so investors will have trust in our system. i remember this case started some years ago . already it is too late.

    ANTON Friday, 01 November 2013 05:14 AM


    Cobra Friday, 01 November 2013 05:15 AM

    Welcome to Paradise Lost, X File or not we swindle the lot!!!

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