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Former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, Dr. Nalaka Godahewa has been arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) this morning.

Police said he was arrested on charges of criminal breach of trust and criminal misappropriation and is to be produced before the Fort Magistrate Court today.

Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said Dr. Godahewa arrived at the FCID this morning to give a statement over his alleged involvement in transferring Rs.5 million from the SEC to the ‘Tharunyata Hetak’ youth programme.

Even though Dr. Godahewa was summoned to appear before the FCID on Saturday, his lawyers had requested another date.

The former deputy director of the SEC, Dammika Manjira Perera and former director Ronnie Ibrahim were arrested on by the FCID on Friday (04) evening over their alleged involvement in the transfer of the money and remanded till today. (DS)

 


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  • nemu Tuesday, 08 December 2015 05:41 AM

    by the way my friends , Godahewa is not arrested for any other reason but for exposing the central bank bond scam in public seminars

    Ron Monday, 07 December 2015 05:42 PM

    No one is guilty until proven guilty by a court of law. Why do they harass only the middle men?

    Anil Monday, 07 December 2015 05:57 PM

    Godahewa is no Saint. He is involved in many other crimes.

    Be Fair Monday, 07 December 2015 06:01 PM

    Well, Dr. Godahewa was no saint. From the time of SLIC, he did engage in what he was not suppose to, sad part is now you pay the price for it

    Reasonable man Monday, 07 December 2015 01:16 PM

    A very highly respected professional in a multi disciplinary field. I fact he was my lecturer some 20 years back. Poor guy, got caught to crooks.

    Bala Monday, 07 December 2015 01:26 PM

    This is only the tip of the iceberg of corruption - there is five times more under the iceberg.

    Mandy Monday, 07 December 2015 01:28 PM

    The wheels of God grind slowly - but surely. It takes time for proper inquiry so the case will stand up in Court. Time will tell the whole story but Ranil might settle with MR one to one.

    Nilhan Monday, 07 December 2015 01:30 PM

    This is what happen to officers who try to hide behind corrupt politiecians. May be he is a doctor, his judgement is crooked.

    Indika Monday, 07 December 2015 01:42 PM

    These are the daylight robbers of poor SL people.

    Jimmy Monday, 07 December 2015 01:54 PM

    The transfer was not to his account. It was on the orders from the top. Without going after the Top they are going after government officials who had to carry out the orders. At this rate no government official is safe unless they support the present regime.

    ziyard Monday, 07 December 2015 02:18 PM

    Mark my word,he will be bailed out....

    Jimmy Monday, 07 December 2015 04:44 PM

    He thought so many students for CIM and CIMA. A wonderful person, highly educated who had no choice but to carry out the orders from the top.

    NAF Monday, 07 December 2015 05:08 PM

    Sri lanka has face lot of problems in year 2016 people will realize soon outcome of this type of publicity


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