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The counsel appearing for Reconstruction and Development Agency’s (RADA) former Finance and Administration Director Dr. Jayantha Samarasinghe today informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate that his client was suffering from mental distress and receiving treatment at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Angoda.

Counsel Anil De Silva informed Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage that the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) investigations and interrogations of his client in relation with the alleged fraud at RADA when the key suspects were at large, had led to his clients mental condition.

Dr. Samarsinghe was arrested and remanded on charges of having aided and abetted the commissioning of the alleged fraud and approving vouchers issued to contractors for the purpose of constructing houses for tsunami-affected people in the North and East through the RADA.

Magistrate Liyanage today called for a forensic psychiatric report from the NIMH and further remanded Dr. Samarasinghe till August 12. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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  • coconut donkey Wednesday, 05 August 2015 03:05 PM

    amnesia seems to be the main illness..

    Shamantha Welgama Wednesday, 05 August 2015 03:15 PM

    A very good lesson for All Sri Lankans, specially for Professionals in Government Service.

    ANTON Wednesday, 05 August 2015 11:57 AM

    "EVERY ACTION HAS POSSIBILITIES OF OCCURRING SIDE REACTIONS" - ANTON (NOT NEWTON)

    Mason Wednesday, 05 August 2015 12:33 PM

    Sri Lankans in high life style are becoming subject to all types of illness, when under spotlight, investigations etc. 1. Loss of memory after murder was committed 2. Mistaking cabin door in plane as toilet door 3. Heart ailment when taken under custody and kept in Remand prison 4. And now Mental disorderWhat a nation of hood-winkers.

    Bala Wednesday, 05 August 2015 12:42 PM

    Though I feel sorry somewhat he should ave known that the two bigger crooks will cover their back. MR and Tiran are free as his lawyer implies but DrJS is in mad house. You deserve it as you aided and abetted.

    mailmen Wednesday, 05 August 2015 01:10 PM

    Many of our politicians will end up there after August 17th.

    kamalhot1 Wednesday, 05 August 2015 01:11 PM

    If this is true, he has got the punishment from the Nature, which is most powerful than Legislatured law. If he is lying then he will get real stress after Aug 17th. Be alert man!

    smith Wednesday, 05 August 2015 01:35 PM

    horakama karanakota hithuney nedda hora kanawa kiyala

    indi Wednesday, 05 August 2015 02:14 PM

    Well Said


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