Alleged fraud at People’s Bank: Written evidence to PM’s Office | Daily News

Alleged fraud at People’s Bank: Written evidence to PM’s Office

 

Written evidence pertaining to a transaction worth Rs. 700 million to purchase hardware for the digitalisation of the People’s Bank was handed over to the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday.

Two directors of the People’s Bank had pointed out that a fraud of massive scale was happening in the transaction. It was noted in an awareness paper tendered to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that there was a senior officer of a public institution behind the transaction.

The documents on the tender were handed over to the Prime Minister’s office by two of the directors of the People’s Bank. The tender application by one company for the transaction had been submitted keeping the possibility of varying the value between USD 4.5 million to USD 5.5 million last week to the director board meeting.

Based on the fact that the tender for the same transaction had been called within five days and submission of two directors that a fraud is involved in the transaction, the director board meeting came to an end without a decision. Another board meeting has been called on Wednesday to get the approval for the transaction.

A spokesman for the director board said the documents were handed over to the Prime Minister’s Office to get orders to suspend grant of such approval by the director board. 


 

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