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Woman who duped millions remanded

A woman arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department for defrauding and misappropriating over Rs.226 million, USD 60,000, Australian $ 100,000   and gold items from well known businessmen, was ordered to be remanded till October 19 after being produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

The order was issued by Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage. The Criminal Investigation Department informed the Magistrate that the woman had cheated money from many individuals including businessmen, artistes and politicians had given the impression that she has intimate connections to powerful politicians. The CID further pointed out that there are eight pending cases against the suspect and informed the court that those cases are pending in many courts including the High Court.The CID also noted that there were money like Rs.35,000 and Rs.65,000 in the bank accounts which was given by her.

“Her business establishment was located in the 34th Floor of the World Trade Centre”, the CID added. A group of lawyers including President’s Counsel Maithri Gunarathne appearing on behalf of the aggrieved party informed the Magistrate that his client had given money to the said woman to invest for a business project by selling a house which belongs to him.

PC Gunarathne also stated that the suspect had issued bounced cheques when they asked for the relevant dividends.

The President’s Counsel further highlighted that former governor Azath Sally had also invested money in her business.

The Attorney appearing on behalf of the suspect informed that his client is a owner of a well known business firm in Sri Lanka.


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