NWSDB accountant sentenced to 37 years for fraud

NWSDB accountant sentenced to 37 years for fraud

NWSDB accountant sentenced to 37 years for fraud

Written by Staff Writer

02 Apr, 2019 | 5:50 pm

Colombo (News 1st): An accountant attached to the National Water Supply & Drainage Board was sentenced to 37 years of rigorous imprisonment for committing fraud amounting to Rs. 12 million.

Colombo High Court judge Gihan Kulatunga also fined the defendant Rs. 04 million.

The defendant was found guilty on 08 separate indictments including, forging the signature of the manager of the Kelaniya Regional Office of the Water Board on 57 cheques and syphoning Rs. 12 million.

In addition, the defendant was ordered to pay Rs. 13 million as compensation to the Water Board. If the defendant fails to pay the fine and the compensation, the High Court judge ordered him to serve another 23 years in prison.

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