Jan 09, 2019

FCID probes financial abuses at Selacine, NFC Featured

The FCID is investigating massive abuses of finances at Selacine and National Film Corporation for political and personal activities, Colombo chief magistrate Lanka Jayaratne was told yesterday (08).

An OIC of the FCID Dhammika de Silva told the magistrate the irregularities had taken place between 2010 and 2015 in the two institutions that were under the Ministry of Media and Information.

Further, Selacine has committed financial irregularities through the promotional programmes it had produced for CHOGM in Colombo in 2013 and for the 2015 presidential election.

The FCID has recorded statements from Selacine accountant Shantha Kumara Lokuketagoda and its administrative consultant Chandrasiri Seneviratne as well as NFC assistant general manager Wathsala Kumuduni Hettiarachchi.

The magistrate ordered to two banks to provide details to the FCID with regard to the accounts held and the cheques issued by Selacine.