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Out of circulation notes: Rs. 2.4Mn stolen from CB

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11 July 2016 09:17 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Currency notes worth Rs. 2.4 million, of Rs.5,000 denomination, that had been earmarked for incineration at the Central Bank, had been lost.

An office assistant (Karyala Karya Sahayake) had been arrested in connection with the loss. He was remanded till July 22 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne on Friday.

The Central Bank authorities had declared these notes unfit for circulation due to their being soiled and discoloured.

The suspect, N.G.N. Kumara of Ja-Ela, had allegedly removed the notes one by one from the wads at the Bank over a period of time. The CID had arrested him and produced him in court. (Manopriya Gunasekara and Sumitta Jayawickrama)


  Comments - 6

  • sinhabahu Monday, 11 July 2016 10:10 AM

    The central Bank of Sri Lanka / Birth place of corruption in the south east Asia ranking no one spot.

    kk Monday, 11 July 2016 10:57 AM

    put on Minor. via DM Android App

    usaguy Monday, 11 July 2016 11:10 AM

    this shows the type of security the most important financial institution in the country has. a peon was able rob. imagine what the top guys can do. get the AG to do a complete audit. via DM Android App

    Henry Monday, 11 July 2016 05:39 PM

    Something fishy! Why couldn't the authorities place a CANCELLED STAMP or/and PUNCHED the unfit notes after recording their serial numbers so that there is no value!

    Borallu Monday, 11 July 2016 06:47 PM

    You can imagine the previous CBG

    Shocked Monday, 11 July 2016 09:01 PM

    The detection made only after 2.4 mn. had been removed How come via DM Android App


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