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One of PM’s Secretaries sacked after massive financial fraud

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One of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's Secretaries, who was appointed last year to office, has been sacked from his position for allegedly committing financial fraud amounting to millions of rupees from the Prime Minister's bank account, the Daily Mirror learns.

According to sources, the official was also functioning as a secretary for several years when the Prime Minister was the opposition leader and had been given an ATM card which had access to one of the Prime Minister's bank accounts maintained at a state bank.

It is alleged that the official had been withdrawing money from this account which held the salary of Rajapaksa when he was the President, through this ATM card.

However upon learning of the fraud, the secretary had been sacked from office with immediate effect.  (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

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  Comments - 14

  • Kps Wednesday, 26 January 2022 08:46 AM

    May be 1% of Prime Minister’s hard earned money rest of the 99% belongs to tax payers. No big deal I guess.

    Farieze Wednesday, 26 January 2022 08:54 AM

    What was cabreal doing at that time. Must check all secretarirs

    Ranjith Wednesday, 26 January 2022 09:03 AM

    What goes around what comes around retribution

    joshua Wednesday, 26 January 2022 09:04 AM

    like father like son

    Ranjan Wednesday, 26 January 2022 09:12 AM

    How come? The fellow should be arrested and but behind bars. If so how nuch has he played out? Can never say he would have already left the island with the loot.

    N SENA Wednesday, 26 January 2022 09:12 AM

    HE WAS ONLY FOLLOWING HIS MASTERS FOOTSTEPS

    J Jay Wednesday, 26 January 2022 02:40 PM

    horun-geth horu ...kamba-horu

    senerath Wednesday, 26 January 2022 05:05 PM

    why sack? should be arrested-one law one country

    tilak Wednesday, 26 January 2022 05:05 PM

    sacked and not arrested, to ensure he does not spill the beans

    Buddhist Wednesday, 26 January 2022 05:31 PM

    Where did the PM get millions from his salary??

    Buddhist Wednesday, 26 January 2022 05:46 PM

    How did the PM have millions in his account where his only income is from the Govt?

    Ralaharamy Wednesday, 26 January 2022 06:10 PM

    Water, water everywhere for MR, but not a drop of water for the nation and the poor masses. Do we call this fate?

    Sunil Wednesday, 26 January 2022 06:48 PM

    Just sacked. No further action for stealing millions of rupees. This is one country, one law.

    sam Thursday, 27 January 2022 08:46 AM

    isnt this what happened some years ago? Why are we discussing now.

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