Oct 12, 2021

4 arrested over Sathosa garlic scam remanded

The four suspects arrested over the garlic scam reported at Lanka Sathosa have been remanded till the 14th of October.

The four suspects were produced before the Wattala Magistrate’s Court today.

The Criminal Investigation Department arrested the four employees of Lanka Sathosa yesterday over two containers of garlic, in possession of Sathosa, being fraudulently sold to a businessman.

The group includes an Assistant General Manager, a Senior Supply Manager, a Supply Manager and the Manager of the Welisara Wholesale Store.

Meanwhile the businessman who purchased the stock of garlic, who was arrested previously, is also currently in remand custody.

A Deputy General Manager of Lanka Sathosa who was also arrested over the incident is currently released on bail.