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Five granted bail over defrauding racket

Five suspects, including a manager of a finance company, who had been remanded for an alleged racket of defrauding Rs. 20.5 million from another finance institution of Karapitiya, Galle were released on a cash bail of Rs. 25,000 and a surety of Rs. 500,000 each by Galle Chief Magistrate Harshan Kekunawela.

The Magistrate further ordered the suspects to report to the Galle Headquarter Police Station on last Sunday of every month and imposed an overseas travel ban on the suspects.

The suspects had been prosecuted for defrauding a sum of Rs. 20.5 million from the said finance firm on made-up lease agreements by producing forged Certificates of Registration of Motor Vehicles, fake documents on bank accounts and vehicle import documents. They had obtained the said sum of money on five occasions from February to May 2019.

The suspects were identified as Laththuwahandi Dinusha Lakmal,Weersinghe Pathirana Gamachchi Anjula Dilshan, Aluthduwa Hewage Nuwan sanjeewa (Manager) Kaluarachchi Wimansa Chamod Samathapala, and Weerasinghe Gamchchige Manuja Kavinga.

The fraud was revealed when the respective finance firm investigated into the default of payment of due leasing installments.

The case was postponed to December 10.

SI Udaya Kantha, Police Sergeants Bandara and Gamage and PC Isuru prosecuted on instructions of the Galle Police Crime Branch OIC CI A.S.L. Narangoda.