Thilini Priyamali, the owner of the Thiko Group, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department for aiding and abetting a businessman to defraud a businessman of 750 million rupees. The department said yesterday (02).
The Criminal Investigation Department said this when the suspect Thera was presented before the Magistrate yesterday (02), and the Magistrate ordered to remand the suspect Thera, Thilini Priyamali, her boyfriend Isuru Bandara and Kasun Perera, a director of Thiko Construction Company, to remand until November 16.
Five cases against Thilini Priyamali, three cases against her lover Isuru Bandara, two cases against Borella Sirisumana Thero and a case against Wijesuriya Arachchi’s cousin Kasun Perera, a director of Thiko Construction, were called in open court yesterday.
When the Magistrate inquired how he intervened in this incident, the police said that when the money is taken, the owner of the money will receive a message from this Thero said to be given through some spiritual power known as ‘aruda’, which the businessmen have been told to invest the money in this particular company. A complaint filed by the CID and D N A sirisens against Thilini and Borella Siri Sumana charging of defauding Rs 43 million too was called in the open courts.
The Criminal Investigation Department told the Magistrate that investigations revealed that Thilini Priyamali had sent text messages to the said Thera at the time of this ‘Aruda’ happens.
The police stated that the investigations revealed that various businessmen have been motivated to give money to Thilini Priyamali. The busnessmen were encouraged to invest with Thilini by saying that it is good to invest here, not only but also by giving blessings .
The Criminal Investigation Department also said that it was revealed that this business has been run as a new business asking businessmen to come and bless their money.
Here, Mr. Dasun Nagashena, a lawyer, said that the Thero has even donated a kidney at the age of 18. He also said that he will bless to any activity.
It is stated in the B report that there was an agitation to give money.
It is said that pork was also given to Buddha.
Avoid talking about religions.
The magistrate also said that the suspects cannot be granted bail due to factors such as concealing evidence by using mobile phones and threatening those who gave money.
The Criminal Investigation Department, which reported to the court regarding the money in the custody of Thilini Priyamali’s boyfriend’s mother. CID also seeked the Courts permission to lodge this money recovered amounting Rupees 150 lakh , to be lodged in courts custody.
Also, the Criminal Investigation Department, which reported facts to the court regarding 70 lakhs in two private bank accounts related to him, seeked court’s permissionn to investigate in to these accounts. The Criminal Investigation Department, which presented the facts, also gave the facts as follows.
The Central Bank is conducting an investigation regarding foreign currency. In relation to the complaint submitted by the business complainant named Abdul Kamal Hasan, Thilini Priyamali’s boyfriend Isuru Bandara’s home in Pirimathalawe was searched. 40 pounds of gold and 30 lakh rupees were taken into custody by the Criminal Investigation Department. It is also requested to issue an order to the Gems and Jewelery Authority to test the gold. The preliminary investigations are not over here.
Attorney at law Mr. Kasun Nagashena, who represented Thilini Priyamali,
Sir, my client has been greatly prejudiced by the news published by the media from time to time. The attention of the court is focused on the news published in violation of media ethics. Also, your attention is drawn to a press conference held regarding an ongoing case.
This is not the right place to discuss professional ethics. There is no jurisdiction to issue orders regarding violations of media ethics. Avoid bringing items related to their recording in open court despite court orders. The court sergeant is ordered to investigate the matter.
Lawyer Mr. Kasun Nagashena,
My client has not interfered with the investigation. Evidence is not hidden. Lord, she has made statements even while in prison. She is asking to be released on bail.
Three mobile phones have been found in her custody on three occasions while in prison. Don’t they hinder the investigation? Complaints have been received about the concealment of evidence and threats to conceal evidence.
She has pleaded not guilty about the mobile phone. President’s counces Mr. Sarath Kongahage, who appeared for the second suspect, Isuru Bandara said, money has taken from the custody of my client’s mother. His parents are important people. Father is a seaman. Mother worked as a teacher. A romantic relationship does not come under criminal justice. The gold was taken and tested. They even gave a guarantee that they were not gold. Within minutes my client’s statement was broadcast in the media on the 6.30 news. Who gives out these? The Criminal Investigation Department strongly denies it, sir. The second suspect introduces the complainant Kamal Hasan. He introduces Thilini Priyamali as his wife.
President’s Counsel Mr. Maitri Gunaratne spoke about Janaki Siriwardena. The other side of the story was not spoken. It was Janaki Siriwardena who was sent during President Mahinda Rajapakse’s time along with Sajin De Vaz Gunawardena to fetch 500 million dollars from President Gaddafi. In all these incidents, the real stories are hidden he said .
Regarding the third suspect Wijesuriya Arachchi’s Kasun Perera, lawyer Mr. Premathilaka requested bail.
After listening to all the facts, the magistrate ordered that the suspects be remanded until the 16th. –