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Another ‘Sakvithi’ from Mahamodara Teaching Hospital?

A Medical Laboratory Technician of Galle Mahamodara Teaching Hospital who is alleged to have defrauded millions of rupees from unsuspecting members of the public was remanded until March 15 by Galle Acting Magistrate A.P.G . Sarathchandra when the accused was produced before him by the Galle Police.

The police investigations have revealed that the accused, an MLT attached to Mahamodara Teaching Hospital had been the Hon. Treasurer of the Staff Welfare Association of the hospital until very recently whose arrest was made following a complaint made by an aggrieved person to the Special Crime Investigation Bureau of Galle Police alleging that the suspect MLT had defrauded him of Rs. 1.35 million.

The claimant had further stated that the suspect obtained money in the pretext of investing them in the business activities of the Association assuring of higher rates of interest in turn as dividends.

The police investigations have further revealed that the accused had misused the cheques of the official account of the Association in fraudulently obtaining money from people.

Furthermore according to a separate complaint lodged collectively by a group seven people with the Criminal Investigation Department, Colombo the MLT is further alleged to have deceived them of over Rs. seven million in the same way using the cheques of the Association.

In the meantime when contacted the newly elected Hon. Treasurer of the hospital’s association, said that the board of new office bearers was elected at the AGM of the Association held last week and no complaint of that nature had been made to them. 

However, she further said that following their election they immediately withdrew all monies from the account and cancelled the same opening a new account for their Association.

Further investigations are being carried out by a group of police officers led by the OIC, SI. Ariyathilake of the Special Crime Investigation Bureau of Galle Police.

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