81 banks and financial institutions ordered to help CID probe

Probe into Senerath’s bank accounts

By Madura Ranwala

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gehan Pilapitiya had ordered 81 banks and financial institutions in the country yesterday to help officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probe accounts of former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath if he had accounts with them, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told The Island yesterday.

 ASP Ruwan said that the CID was investigating his bank accounts under the provisions of the Money Laundering Act.

 Senarath was the former Chairman of the Peoples’ Bank and People’s Leasing. 

Earlier, Senarath was also questioned by Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) in connection with an alleged financial fraud at the Peoples Leasing Company during his tenure as chairman there.

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