The CID is investigating an alleged fraud at Rotary Club of Rs.17.8 million received for Tsunami relief work, the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court was informed yesterday.
The investigations had begun after the 3220 District Governor for 2011-2012 complained that a former Governor who held office during 2004-2005 had defrauded the club of a part of the funds donated by AES Kelanitissa (Pvt.) Limited. 1
The complainant had told the CID that this company had donated Rs.28.1 million for Tsunami relief work in the coastal areas.
He alleged that the former governor had deposited the funds in a fake bank account and had only completed a portion of the relief work.
The 3220 District Governor had requested the CID to investigate the matter because the former governor had breached the trust placed in the entire Rotary Club movement in Sri Lanka.(Lakmal Sooriyagoda)