Ex-Additional Secy., Accountant arrested

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Purchase of luxury vehicles for Presidential Secretariat 

By Darshana Sanjeewa   

The Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) yesterday arrested a former Additional Secretary and an Accountant of the Presidential Secretariat in connection with the alleged misappropriation of State funds amounting to Rs.17.9 million in 2010.   


Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said former Additional Secretary D. S. Gunaratna and a former accountant L. D. Gunaratna had been arrested for allegedly misappropriating State funds when purchasing eight luxury vehicles for the Presidential Secretariat.   

He said the vehicles had been imported for the Presidential Secretariat using duty free vehicle permits.   

The two suspects were to be produced in the Fort Magistrate’s Court.   

Earlier, the SIU recorded a statement from former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunge during their investigation into the case.