Feb 16, 2018

Rs. 8 m goes missing from Ranaviru Seva Authority accounts Featured

A sum of around Rs. eight million has gone missing from accounts being maintained for the payment of allowances for parents of war heroes by the Ranaviru Seva Authority, which is headed by Anoma Fonseka, an internal audit has revealed.

The treasury provided the money to be paid to the parents of members of the armed forces or the police who are no more, missing or retired for medical reasons.

The allowance is Rs. 750 per person.

Nearly Rs. three million of the money had been deposited in an account in the People’s Bank, and the rest in several other banks.

These accounts were under the care of Lt. Col. Janaka Silva, who was in the Army’s media unit when Sarath Fonseka was the commander.

As the said internal audit was underway, he was transferred to Thunakkai in Mankulam.