Sep 16, 2021

Sathosa official arrested over garlic scam

The Deputy General Manager of Finance at Lanka Sathosa has been arrested today (Sep. 16), over his connection to the garlic scam.

He was apprehended in connection with the illegal removal of two containers with 54,000 kilograms of garlic belonging to Sathosa.

He was produced before the Wattala Magistrate Court and ordered to be held in remand custody until Sep 21.

Previously, four officials of the Sathosa were also interdicted over the relevant incident.

Two days ago, the two containers were taken into custody in the area of Kerawalapitiya after they were pilfered from the port.

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