Charges had been filed before Colombo Additional Magistrate Chandima Liyanage against a popular actress and her husband for instructing a private bank to stop payment of a cheque valued at more than Rs 1.8 million, issued in connection with a construction project.
The case had been filed against D. Upali Jayasinghe, Sabitha Janaki Perera and D.P. Jayasinghe Tours and Transport Private Company.
The complainant in this regard was W. Amal Asela Withana, Director of Lakmina Lanka Building Systems Private Company.
The third accused company was charged with instructing Sampath Bank in Colombo 09 to refrain from paying a cheque for Rs. 1,885,076.10, which had been issued with the knowledge of the first and second accused on or about 03/03/2014 in connection with some construction work done by the complainant company in which the complainant is a director.
The Magistrate after considering the submissions, instructed the complainant to file papers confirming that the first and second accused are directors of the company mentioned in the complaint, and to present the records on July 15 to courts.
The complainant was represented by attorneys Pradeep Sri Elvitigala, A.C.M. Ismail, and Mohamed Nasar. (IIeshan D Amerasinghe)