Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) Deputy Director General Dhammika Perera has been placed on compulsory leave with effect from Wednesday, Mirror Business learns.
Perera was appointed to the post in 2012 during the former SEC Chairman Nalaka Godahewa’s period.
Perera had previously headed SEC’s Investigations Department.
The recently set up Financial Crimes Investigation Division had questioned both Godahewa and Perera for directing Rs.5 million of SEC funds to Tharunyata Hetak, a youth organization linked to MP Namal Rajapaksa.
Sources speculated that the SEC may be pursuing legal action against Perera.
When contacted, the SEC refused to comment on the matter.
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