Jun 30, 2020

Complaint after Rs. 800,000 deposit at NDB disappears!

A complaint has been lodged with the Boralesgamuwa police against the National Development Bank (NDB).

The complaint was made by popular strategist and change leader specialist - Dinesh Vihagun Fernando.

Speaking to 'Sri Lanka Mirror', Mr. Fernando said he had opened a bank account at the NDB Boralesgamuwa branch on June 22 and had deposited Rs 300,000 and Rs 500,000 on the same day.

However, when he had gone to the bank to make a withdrawal on June 24, the bank balance had stood at Rs. 400.

He added that a bank employee had told him that the deposited money had been transferred to an account holder of the same bank.

'Sri Lanka Mirror' learns that the money had been transferred to an account holder of the NDB Veyangoda branch on June 23. This account holder had opened his account on the same day.

Upon contacting the Boralesgamuwa branch manager to clarify this, we were told that although such an incident had taken place, the bank was unable to provide details to a third party.

Meanwhile, Mr. Fernando had emailed the CEO of the NDB on this regard. However, he is yet to receive a reply. A copy of the email is as follows :

An inquiry by Sri Lanka Mirror found that NDB had deposited Rs 8 lakhs in Mr. Wihanga's account to a depositor at Veyangoda Bank on the 23 rd.

However, it is said that the person who opened the account had opened the account on the same day and had withdrawn the money credited to Mr. Vihanga's account.

When contacted we contacted the Manager of the NDB Boralesgamuwa Branch who said that such an incident had taken place but he could not say anything as a third party could not provide bank information.

Meanwhile, Dinesh Vihangun Fernando has sent an email to the CEO of NDB regarding the incident, but he has not yet responded.

Below is the article.