Catch me if you can
By Lakmal Sooriyagoda
Mar 18, 2010
Retired General Sarath Fonseka’s son-in-law Danuna Tillekaratne was using roaming facilities obtained from a foreign service provider, CID informed court yesterday.

CID detectives said Danuna was absconding though a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

They said they were investigating reports that Danuna had stayed at a house in Piliyandala between February 16 and 17.

This was revealed when the inquiry into the alleged cheating of public funds by HiCorp Limited Company was taken before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.

“Transferring Rs.450,000 to a bank account of Dhanuna Tillekaratne at Nugegoda by HiCorp Ltd Company director Wellington De Hoedt, shows that the two suspects had maintained a close relationship”, the CID officer said.

The CID officer moved to seek an order on 14 bank branches requesting the details of bank accounts to investigate whether the suspect had maintained bank accounts under another person’s name.

Having considered the submissions, Colombo Fort Magistrate Ms. Lanka Jayaratne re-issued a warrant for the arrest of Dhanuna Tillekaratne for absconding court and issued order on fourteen bank branches to submit details of bank accounts.

Meanwhile, the Magistrate ordered that the suspect Wellington De Hoedt who is in remand custody be further remanded till March 31.

In this case the CID alleged that locally registered HiCorp Private Company had cheated public funds by forwarding forged documents to the Sri Lanaka Army while appearing as an agent of British Borneo Defense Company in Australia and that the funds obtained had been deposited in an account at Bank of America under the name of Dhanuna Tillekaratne.

Further inquiry into the matter was fixed for March 31.

Courtesy: daily Mirror