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Ex Additional Secy and Accountant of Presidential Secretariat arrested

25 January 2018 07:22 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) today arrested a former Additional Secretary and an Accountant of the Presidential Secretariat in connection with allegedly misappropriating state funds amounting to Rs. 17.9 million in 2010.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said former additional secretary D.S. Gunaratna and former accountant L.D. Gunaratna had been arrested for allegedly  misappropriating state funds when purchasing eight luxury vehicles for the Presidential Secretariat.

He said the suspects had allegedly misappropriated the funds through vehicles which had been imported for the Presidential Secretariat on duty free vehicle permits.

The arrested suspects are to be produced in the Fort Magistrate’s Court.

Earlier, the SIU also recorded statement from former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunge in connection with the same allegation.(Darshana Sanjeewa)


  Comments - 4

  • Sambo Thursday, 25 January 2018 08:45 PM

    What's the point they will be released by tomorrow. Just an eye wash to hood wink the public the government is doing something.

    Sri lankan Thursday, 25 January 2018 09:06 PM

    There is Two types to Law's in Sri lanka one is for VIP's Rich Politicians Number two is for normal public.

    Lankan Friday, 26 January 2018 11:16 AM

    The two types of law must be for those who elected politicians, and laws for politicians their cronies.

    Mandayan Thursday, 25 January 2018 09:39 PM

    A visit to Welikada to see them by the former president is now due.

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