Aug 23, 2019

Sampath Bank scam back in the limelight, absconding suspects arrested Featured

The CID notified the Kaduwela Magistrate Prasanna Alwis yesterday that the forensic audit pertaining to the massive fraud on bank accounts of depositors of Sampath Bank is being carried out on the directives of the courts.

The CID said that several suspects who were evading arrest would be arrested soon and investigations in this regard is being carried out.

Based on a complaint lodged by award winning traditional medical practitioner Kelum Weerasinghe the CID initiated investigations and uncovered massive frauds that were being done on the bank accounts of the bank’s depositors.

The investigations carried out by the CID so far have revealed that the accounts of many Sampath depositors had been defrauded systematically by some of the high ranking officers of the bank.

The Magistrate ordered the forensic audit report to be produced in court at the next court date on September 26.

Presidents Counsel Upul Jayasooriya, Attorney Nalin Dissanayake and Attorney Kapila Walisundara appeared for the aggrieved party while Attorney Nalinda Indratissa appeared on behalf of Sampath Bank.