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.