Venerable Borelle Sirisumana Thera, Kasun Perera and Isuru Bandara, who were arrested and remanded in prison in the alleged financial frauds committed by Thilini Priyamali, were granted bail.
The order was issued by Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage yesterday. Venerable Borelle Sirisumana Thera was released on a cash bail of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of Rs 5 million each for two separate cases. Kasun Perera was released on a cash bail of Rs 25,000 and two sureties of Rs 5 crore each. Isuru Bandara was released on two sureties of 10 million rupees each. The magistrate imposed a travel ban on them and also ordered them to report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations every last Sunday of every month.
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan corporate personality Janaki Siriwardana and businesswoman Thilini Priyamali, who were arrested in connection with a large-scale financial fraud, have been remanded until December 13. The Criminal Investigation Department had filed eight cases against Thilini Priyamali and several others. However, Thilini Priyamali has been released on bail in a case filed against her. When the eight cases were brought before the magistrate, the Criminal Investigation Department informed the magistrate that they had discovered details about a business started by Thilini Priyamali in Dubai. The CID further stated that they had requested further details on the said business from the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and INTERPOL. The CID also highlighted that they are conducting extensive investigation on the people who also had connection with Thilini Priyamali.
“Thilini Priyamali mentioned in her statement that she had given Rs 50 crore to Janaki Siriwardhena,” the CID added.
The CID also added that Borella Sirisumana Thera had told the complainant that the complainant’s dead father had possessed him and told him to invest money with Thilini Priyamali.
Consequently, the magistrate set new investigations for December 13.