The CID presented details to court inclusive of evidence where a group of high ranking bank officials had scammed millions from depositors without their knowledge, breaking the trust placed in the bank.
Based on a complaint made by a prominent native physician Kelum Weerasinghe, the CID was able to uncover this huge Sampath Bank financial racket.
All those involved within the bank
President’s Counsel Upul Jayasooriya told court when the case B 19430/18 was taken up, that this is a scam that has shook the entire banking network. “All those involved in this scam are employees of the bank and had taken place with the full knowledge of the bank’s higher officials. The CID has so far only arrested a bank manager, but many others are due to be arrested very soon.
For the first time in the history of the country, a group of bank employees have committed such a criminal offence involving millions of depositors’ money and the bank’s directors should take responsibility for this.”