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Feb 13, 2020

Court urged to arrest Sampath Bank MD Featured

The Kaduwela Magistrate's Court was urged today (13) to call for the arrest of the Board of Directors and senior officials of Sampath Bank.

The request was made when a court took up a case which cites that the bank had defrauded millions of rupees from its customers.

The request was made by Upul Jayasuriya P.C, who appearing on behalf of the aggrieved party.

Attorney-at-Law Upul Jayasuriya also elaborated on some of the facts mentioned in the forensic audit report on the fraud.

Appearing on behalf of Attorney-at-Law Manoj Rodrigo - the former manager of the Thalahena branch of the bank as well as the first suspect in the case, Attorney-at-Law Nuwan Jayawardena inquired as to why the CID, who arrested his client, is not arresting the Managing Director, Board members and other senior officials of the bank.

Mr. Nanda Fernando is currently functioning as the Managing Director of Sampath Bank.

The CID had uncovered details pertaining to the fraud while investigating a complaint filed by world renowned Ayurvedha physician Kelum Weerasinghe on this regard.

The magistrate informed the CID to inform courts on further action which could be taken on the matter.

Below is the lengthy report by the aggrieved party, which was handed over to court.

Sampath Bank's current Board of Directors :
Malik Ranasinghe (Chairman), Nanda Fernando (Managing Director), Sanjeev Senanayake, Dhara Wijetilleke, Anika Senanayake, Ranil Pathirana, Rushanka Silva, Dilip de S. Wijeratne, Aroshi Nanayakkara, Sanjeewa Weerawarna, Lasantha Senaratne and Muditha Walpola.

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