Sri Lanka Cricket Finance head fails to report to work following $5.5mn scam

Sri Lanka Cricket Finance head fails to report to work following $5.5mn scam

Written by Staff Writer

12 Sep, 2018 | 10:25 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – News 1st reported that there was a fraudulent attempt to transfer 5.5 Million USD of SLC’s Media Rights Sponsorship Funds to an offshore account.

It has now come to light that there was an attempt to deposit these funds to an account in Hong Kong which was opened on the 27th of September 2017 and the beneficiary of this account is listed as a Fanya Silu Co. Limited.

It is also revealed this company was incorporated on the same day.

These details have come to light from a series of e-mails exchanged between the Head of Finance at SLC and the Indian Company that was ready to make the payment for the Media Rights Sponsorship.

The emails have informed the Indian Company that the money transferred to the Hong Kong bank would be immediately wired to an account in a Mexican Bank and the beneficiary of that account is Sri Lanka Cricket.

Speaking to News 1st , SLC CEO Ashley De Silva said SLC does not have such an account. Mexico is famous for many things and one of it is for being a Tax Haven.

There is serious doubt as to whether Fanya Silu Co., Limited. was incorporated for a special transaction.

Nevertheless, the CID is investigating this incident and following the revelation of this matter the person who served as the Head of Finance at SLC is yet to report to Work.

More Details to Follow on News 1st.

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