Lankan files case against X-files actress

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A differently abled Sri Lankan Army Captain who had been appointed as a caretaker of the properties owned by popular X-files actress Gillian Anderson had filed a case at the Colombo Commercial High Court against Ms. Anderson and her husband claiming Rs.100 million as compensation.

This transpired in court when the case against the differently abled army captain over alleged misappropriation of Rs.17.8 million from the properties owned by the actress came up before Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne.

According to the case filed at the Commercial High Court American Actress Gillian Anderson, Mark Griffiths (the husband of Ms. Anderson) and L.G. Senaratne had been named as defendants. The complainant Anura Ratne Bandara of Yakkala stated that though he rendered a yeoman service to the company with full commitment to develop the properties, the defendants took measures to terminate his service. He further alleged that the defendants failed to provide all facilities agreed on. He further stated that the defendants had also promised him to build a house on his behalf and it was also ignored by them. Accordingly, the complainant asked court that the defendants be ordered to pay an amount of Rs.100 million as compensation.

However, counsel who appeared on behalf of the property company, told court that the defendants had not received summons in this regard. He further informed that the Army captain had been appointed on a contract basis and as such he was not a permanent employee of the company.    

The CID maintained that the suspect army captain had obtained Rs.6.8 million for the purpose of supplying electricity to the property and thereby misappropriated one million rupees. The CID informed court that its detectives had collected evidence to confirm the matter after contacted by the Ceylon Electricity Board’s Kiribathgoda branch.

Further magisterial inquiry into the matter was postponed for January 30. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

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  • Dee Friday, 27 January 2012 08:34 AM


    Nodrog Saturday, 28 January 2012 04:35 AM

    Don't Tamils also scrounge off foreigners? Wake up and get real brother!

    Shelton Fernando Friday, 27 January 2012 08:44 AM

    LKR100m???? Real Srilankan Army mentality after committing the crime by defrauding the foreign investor. Something has to be done seriously if are to promote foreign investment. I have heard of this injustice to tamils, and this is the first time to a foreigner. He in the first place is not suitable to the Army!

    Jamis Banda Friday, 27 January 2012 08:45 AM

    Agree - it will be hard for us to get Celebrity investors if people like this are saved by Law !

    summa Friday, 27 January 2012 08:59 AM

    This is the most ungreatful comment I read for a long time. he says "during my stay in Sri Lanka' to indicate that he is abroad and he assumes he is far ahead others. I was in US for five years ..but if you have a broad mind you would understand everywhere humans are same.

    Saranga Saturday, 28 January 2012 05:21 AM

    Dear Kapila, Your perception of Sri Lankans are so negative. Negativity breed ill informed opinions, so keep your negative ideas to yourself and dont U dare come back to SL :-)

    concerned citizen Friday, 27 January 2012 09:53 AM

    sue a hollywood star and expect 100 million rupees in compensation? nice try but I hope this so called army captain realizes that this is not America, where people become rich overnight by suing people. you are better off buying a lottery ticket if you thought you could win this 100 million. i hope he loses this case, or else Sri Lanka could go down record books as a place that no foreigner should ever invest their precious foreign currency as there are very cunning, dishonest opportunists living there!

    Nilanthi Friday, 27 January 2012 09:57 AM

    Shame on the Sri Lankans , he lost all opportunities, I hope this case will have fair trial , as its bad for our image.

    faqi Friday, 27 January 2012 10:14 AM

    Kapila, Whats the matter with you? You must have an axe to grind for some ulterior motive. Sri Lankan's are known the world over for their hospitality,kindness and decency. Tourists have nothing but praise for S/L when they go back home. You must be happy living a second class life in a first class country and bitter that you could not make it in the country of your birth. I have seen many S/Lankan's doing menial jobs abroad which they would not do in S/L. You must be one of them, who is not an academic or a professional, if you were, you would never have insulted the country of your birth. Very sad.

    Nodrog Friday, 27 January 2012 01:03 AM

    Ungrateful man!! An opportunist!! How many stories have there been of locals fleecing foreigners who come to help us using their own money and all we do is find ways and means to make things unpleasant for them.

    Nodrog Friday, 27 January 2012 01:06 AM

    Thanks to Anura Ratna Bandara soon Sri Lanka will be know in Hollywood as the "Land of the Ungratefuls!"

    Nodrog Friday, 27 January 2012 10:36 AM

    I can understand foreigners finding fault with us lankans but when our own people who just went abroad for a few years start comparing our country to their adopted land it annoys me. There are selfish uncouth people in every country so we are not unique. It's only the ex- lankan 'tourist; who always find fault with this country just to show that they are now superior but work in petrol-stations, super-markets, garbage collection or on the dole. If Sri Lanka is not good enough don't come back. Stay on in your 'adopted' land as 2nd class citizens.

    Nodrog Friday, 27 January 2012 10:43 AM

    She was going to do charity work.

    Riyazi-Dorking Friday, 27 January 2012 11:16 AM

    Exactly ..!!!

    jack Friday, 27 January 2012 11:26 AM

    50 rupees to chinese 100 million rupees to american. Anyway dònt believe american. They are big saitan

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 27 January 2012 03:08 AM

    Scrounging from the tamils is over, now it is the turn of foreigners.

    Fayad Friday, 27 January 2012 03:01 AM

    You may even win the case captain this a wonderland, Murders, drug dealers,cheaters stand a good chance depending on how good he /she is connected.

    Rehman Friday, 27 January 2012 03:23 AM


    Nodrog Saturday, 28 January 2012 01:18 PM

    Kapila, you think that by criticizing your countrymen you will be more accepted 'as one-of-them' where you live now? Let me tell you, what you will get is their pity not their respect.

    reader Friday, 27 January 2012 04:22 AM

    could this be a plot by the cancer man in x-files to disregard scully's hard work

    kumar Friday, 27 January 2012 03:14 PM

    check who are the main drug dealers and traffikers in sri lanka!!!!

    Disappointed Saturday, 28 January 2012 03:16 PM

    It doesn't matter if you are rich or famous, what matters is that the any country people should NOT take advantage of anyone. Do the "right" thing and show your respect for humanity!

    amara linga Friday, 27 January 2012 03:07 PM

    how this much proparty keep this ledy in sri lanka what is the our low

    Chin Friday, 27 January 2012 03:37 PM

    Have you ever watched the X-Files ?

    Kapila Friday, 27 January 2012 05:16 AM

    sri lanka was already known as the land of the ungratefuls long ago. During my stay in sri lanka i have found the sri lankan people (or at least the majority) as uncivilized uncouth selfish and jealous people. Once tourists go back to their home countries they have nothing but bad things to say about sri lanka and sri lankan people.

    Ariya Friday, 27 January 2012 05:23 AM

    Who does this Gillian thinks she is? She is the opportunist, who wants to bleed Sri Lanka! Why not buy land in the USA? How come a foreigner own land in Lanka?!

    Donald Friday, 27 January 2012 04:55 PM

    Love for the country does not mean safegaudring the rogues or not speaking the truth

    Don Friday, 27 January 2012 06:30 PM

    /i think Gillian came to SL for charity wok.She is very famous rich American attress.

    Amith Saturday, 28 January 2012 11:12 PM

    What does he Plan with 100 Ml, is it for getting settled in the US?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 27 January 2012 06:33 AM

    "The truth is out there"

    Nuwan Friday, 27 January 2012 06:37 AM

    This will be a great shame for Sri Lanka. Lets wait for the court decision and see.

    Nuwan Friday, 27 January 2012 06:43 AM

    Don't speak that way Mister. Being a Sri Lankan you can buy land in Australia, USA or in many western countries in the world. If Sri Lankans can live in Australia, USA and Europe why cant they stay in SL.

    lohan Friday, 27 January 2012 10:21 PM

    we need Mr Molder here for this case skali...

    Disappointed Friday, 27 January 2012 11:19 PM

    It is a SAD situation that many Sri Lankans are VERY UNGRATEFUL these days.Their ONLY focus is to rip some one off. I just experienced a similar situation with some villages that I have been helping. (I am no celebrity but a human who wanted to help other needy humans). I have learned my lesson never to go there or help anyone.

    BOOBEE Friday, 27 January 2012 06:54 AM

    100 Mio...??? as compensation....are you reallly nuts.? You think you are worth that much??...

    perera Friday, 27 January 2012 07:24 AM

    what is that then? pray reveal and dont do the politician thing by not saying

    jilmart Friday, 27 January 2012 07:23 AM


    sadni Friday, 27 January 2012 07:24 AM

    Typical attitude of the masses these days! Anything and everything belongs to them alone!

    ajith Friday, 27 January 2012 07:46 AM

    Don't help Srilankans....They bite the hand that feeds.

    faqi Friday, 27 January 2012 08:01 AM

    This is getting very ugly and its going to create a lot of negative publicity for Sri Lanka. Foreigners would think twice before investing in projects in S/L if the guy Bandara gets away with this illegal extortion to cover his greedy fraud.

    faqi Friday, 27 January 2012 08:03 AM

    Ariya, Do you even read or comprehend what has been written? Stupidity seems a inherent trait in people such as you.

    Thomas Saturday, 28 January 2012 03:27 AM

    Sri Lanka way of managing the funds of individuals and country's finances

    CHAR Friday, 27 January 2012 08:28 AM

    Sri Lanka is better OFF without people like KAPILA who has no love for the country.

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