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Former Customs Director-General Jagath Premalal Wijeweera and former Customs Assistant Director-General Tharaka Seneviratne were arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dassanayaka directed on last Friday (20) that police arrest the two officials and produce them in court.   

They are accused of breaching the sacred trust by distributing gold belonging to Sri Lanka Customs to build a golden Samadhi statue weighing 8 kgs in order to deposit inside the Sandahiru Seya currently under construction in Anuradhapura.  

The FCID also earlier submitted a report on this incident to court mentioning that the Attorney General advised that the two suspects be arrested and produced in court.   

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  • Sambo Friday, 27 September 2019 07:42 PM

    When they were requested by the then president these officers had no choice. Give the gold or their lives.

    Patriot Friday, 27 September 2019 08:24 PM

    Jagath Wijeweera was the Director General of customs under Ravi K (Finance Minister)....have your facts accurate....

    SKP.Gamage Friday, 27 September 2019 09:41 PM

    Govet. Officials are innocent but should be charged the higher hand had been influenced to do so.


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