The former Chairman who had an International Red Alert against him was produced before the Colombo Magistrates Court yesterday and was ordered to be remanded until Friday.
CIFL, also known as Central Investments and Finance under the supervision of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka collapsed in 2013 and to date they have to pay Rs. 3.5 billion to 4,000 deposit holders. This does not include the interest component.
However the deposit holders made several complaints to the Central Bank and this resulted in a CID launching an inquiry and an International Red Alert against him.
Subsequent to this arrest Deepthi Perera had said to court that he is willing to negotiate and settle the dues and had said that he has a repayment plan. The court has orders that this be expedited with the consolation with Central bank and Depositors Association when the case comes up for hearing on Friday (15)
Perera is also being accused of taking the CIFL deposits and reinvesting in ASPIC homes without paying the depositors. He is also accused on Monday laundering.
An official from CIFL Depositors Association told Daily News that this issue was brought to the notice of senior officials of the previous government including Ministers but no action was taken.
“Even the International Red Alert warrant against him was issued subsequent to the change of government and after making fresh representations to the new government.”
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