Victor Ratnayake’s wife remanded

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Arrested for alleged misappropriation of Rs.1.28 mn worth of jewellery


liul;pBy Darshana Sanjeewa and Chandrasena Gamage 

Veteran singer Victor Ratnayake’s wife Hashini Nilakshi Amendra who was arrested by the Tangalle Police last morning on charges of misappropriating Rs.1.28 million worth of jewellery belonging to a State Bank was remanded by Tangalle Magistrate till January 17. 

  Bank Manager in a complaint to the police in 2016 had said the 32-year-old woman had allegedly committed the crime when she was an employee of the pawning section of the bank between 2012 and 2016.   

Since the investigations on the complaint had been at snail’s pace, DIG for Matara and Hambantota Districts Kithsiri Jayalath had instructed the Tangalle Special Crimes Division through Tangalle SP Laksiri Geethal to expedite the investigation.   

Accordingly, Tangalle Police arrested the woman, who is a resident of Ambagahawatta Mawatha in Athurugiriya, when she arrived at the police station last morning to record a statement.   

Police who said she will be charged under the Public Properties Act, produced her before the Tangalle Magistrate who ordered her to be remanded.