IGP orders CID to investigate allegations made by SLC

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has ordered the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to investigate allegations made by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board regarding an attempt of financial fraud.

SLC filed a complaint with the FCID, yesterday (10) over a fraud case regarding an attempt of financial fraud of USD 5 million on televising rights of the England tour.

The complaint had been made by Chief Executive Officer of SLC Ashley de Silva under the instruction of Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapha.

It has been revealed that the Head of the Accounts Division of SLC had credited the money received from televising rights of the England tour to another account instead of the account of SLC.

Therefore, SLC has decided to file a complaint on the damage and conduct an audit of all monetary transactions of SLC during the year.

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board had yesterday filed a complaint at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) over an attempted financial fraud.

SLC said that there was an attempted fraud of USD 5 million in relation to the broadcasting rights of the upcoming England tour to Sri Lanka.

SLC said that it was able to successfully avoid a fraudulent attempt to transfer US$ 5.5 million of SLC’s Media Rights Sponsorship funds, which was due from an International Media Network to an offshore account.

The fraudulent act was found, before it was executed through bogus means.

Sri Lanka Cricket’s CEO Ashley De Silva lodged a complaint with the the Financial Crimes Investigation Division on the direction of the Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapa yesterday to probe the attempted fraud. (Colombo Gazette)


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