Written by Staff Writer
30 Jul, 2019 | 9:59 pm
Colombo (News 1st): It has been revealed that the head of finance of Sri Lanka Cricket had provided a false NIC number to the Criminal Investigations Department. This was revealed when the CID presented facts before the court.
Piyal Nandana Dissanayake, the head of finance of Sri Lanka Cricket was arrested on October 22nd by the CID. He was arrested at his residence in Galawilawatta. Allegations were raised against the finance head of the SLC that he had taken steps to deposit US$ 5.5 million that was due to SLC in a private bank in a foreign country.
The money was the first tranche of the US$ 11 million for the broadcasting rights of the England tour of Sri Lanka. The sum of money that was defrauded is close to Sri Lankan Rupees 1 billion. The investigations carried out by the CID revealed that the finance head of SLC had made plans to leave the country.
The CID also obtained a court order preventing the person from travelling overseas. While the investigations were progressing, the CID had obtained a statement from the Senior HR Manager of Sri Lanka Cricket regarding the personal details of the head of finance of SLC.
As per the details provided by him, it was reported that a false NIC number had been provided. The CID was then able to hold another investigation and discover the real NIC number. Then another court order had been obtained to arrest the finance head of SLC when he was trying to enter or exit the country using his real NIC number.
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