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Dec 20, 2019

Two involved in SLIIT scam included in ICTA Director Board Featured

The current CEO and a director of a private company which fraudulently took over the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) which was established with the intention of collecting funds for the Mahapola Scholarship Fund has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the  Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (Private) Limited (ICTA).

The two are CEO Professor Lalith Gamage and Director Reshan Devapura.

In 1998, Rs. 373 million was invested from the Mahapola Fund to establish the SLIT in Malabe and in 2015 it was developed as a private university.

However, it is said that the relevant company had paid Rs. 408 million to Mahapola for its acquisition.

former Minister Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapaksa had earlier revealed many frauds, misappropriation of funds and misuse of public property within the Mahapola Scholarship Fund.

He had said that the former directors had been forced out. Wijayadasa Rajapaksha’s  revelation had been reported by Derana in the following manner.  

Meanwhile, during the presidency of Mahinda Rajapaksa Reshan Devapura had served as a Director at ICTA and he faces allegations of having used up World Bank aid to ICTA for useless purposes.

Sri Lanka Mirror learns that certain corrupt secretaries of the Rajapaksa regime who are in the current government too are behind this appointment.

The directors had been appointed to ICTA by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Jayantha de Silva had been appointed as the Chairman.

The rest of the members are Mano Sekaram, Dr. Sanjaya Weerawarna, Manori Unambuwe and Wasantha Deshapriya.

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