Police investigations on Gota over Lanka Hospitals

17 March 2015 12:47 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Police Financial Fraud Investigation Division (PFFID) has launched an investigation into a financial fraud that is alleged to have taken place between 2009 and 2014 at the Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC under the chairmanship of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The PFFID informed Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris that the investigations were based on a complaint lodged by Dr. Neomal Alexander Perera, a cancer specialist attached to the Lanka Hospitals.  

The Magistrate directed the police to file an investigation report in Court on June 4.

In his complaint, Dr. Perera said that Mr. Rajapaksa was appointed as the Lanka Hospitals Chairman after Sri Lanka Insurance reverted to government ownership after 65.14% shares were acquired by the state.   

The complainant said Mr. Rajapaksa took control of the affairs of the hospital and was responsible for a financial fraud amounting to Rs.600 million that took place after artificially manipulating the price of a Lanka Hospital shares at the stock market.

The complainant said Mr. Rajapaksa was also responsible for the rapidly increasing costs incurred on the board of directors amounting to Rs.12 million in 2014.

He said a fraud of Rs.350 million had been taken place when the hospital set up the LHD Diagnostics Laboratory and that several irregularities had occurred when purchasing two houses by the Lanka Hospitals without following a proper tender procedure. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 10

  • puran Wednesday, 18 March 2015 11:02 AM

    useless attempt,waste of time,this is how sri lankans treat there people who save our mother land,

    sumudu Wednesday, 18 March 2015 11:08 AM

    Lets start from the fraud during CBK regime at Applo hospital.

    TONY Tuesday, 17 March 2015 07:37 PM


    Euclid Tuesday, 17 March 2015 08:01 PM

    Gota did not know he was getting into this situation. The Brothers Company considered Sri Lanka their private property.

    Ebathog Tuesday, 17 March 2015 08:08 PM

    CID should arrest the guy first and then question him later, like they do to the others.

    Sunil.fernando Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:58 PM

    Why not close Lanka hospitals as well

    ranga Tuesday, 17 March 2015 08:40 PM

    @Ebathog...just like they are doing to the CB govenor you mean...

    Patients activist Wednesday, 18 March 2015 08:15 AM

    Now the patient has to pay for the huge losses by increased charges.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:00 AM

    This idiot has played out big money everywhere.

    Vijith Pieterz Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:03 AM

    Curse for you and your family includes MR.

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