By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya
Six suspects including the former Deputy General Manager of Gampaha District Sanasa Society have been arrested over a financial fraud of Rs. 708 million, the Police said.
They said the suspects were arrested following investigations carried out by the Financial Frauds Investigation Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department.
Accordingly, five former Directors including two females of the Sanasa Society were arrested along with the former Deputy General Manager.
Investigation revealed that the suspects had given permission to grant a total of Rs. 708 million belonging to the Sanasa Society of Gampaha District to a private company from 2011 to 2016.
The arrested suspects aged 55, 62, 65, 75 and 81 were identified as residents of Minuwangoda, Gampaha, Kotugoda, Wattala, Badalgama and Kotadeniyawa.
They were remanded till July 14 after being produced before Gampaha Magistrate’s Court.