Oct 10, 2017

NGO too, involved in Taiwan bank hacking! Featured

An NGO is also involved in the stealing of 60 million of dollars from the private Eastern International Bank in Taiwan by hacking into its data, the CID has found out.

Police headquarters sources say this NGO has received part of the stolen money.

Top officials of the NGO are to be questioned in the coming days.

Among them is Shalila Munasinghe, also Litro Gas chairman, who was arrested and interrogated last night (09) by the CID.

He is due to be produced before courts today.

Shared the stolen money

CID investigations have revealed that Munasinghe and several Indian nationals had met at a Colombo hotel and shared the money stolen from the Taiwan bank.

Police say Munasinghe had been in hiding at a temple under the protection of a powerful MP of the government.

Another suspect under arrest is J.C. Nammuni, the son of a top Army officer, Maj. Gen. Nammuni, who is due to be produced before courts tomorrow.

Police are also searching for a relative of theirs, by the name Bandula Weerawardena.

According to police, 2.5 million USD of the stolen money had been recovered from two state bank accounts.