Well-known Sri Lankan professional consultant, public interest litigant and anti-corruption activist Nihal Sri Ameresekere, finds himself in the middle of a Rs 100 million scandal where a deal was finalized involving the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) and the Treasury less than a month before the Presidential Election.
According to documents in Colombo Telegraph’s possession, Ameresekere had requested the BoC for a Rs 100 million overdraft in early December 2014. The Bank was told that Ameresekere would be in a position to repay the money within a month because he would be receiving a sum exceeding this amount from the Treasury. He claimed that the Treasury owed him money and furnished a letter from the Deputy Secretary to the Treasury, S.R. Attygalle confirming this.
Colombo Telegraph learns that Ameresekere is yet to settle the amount outstanding a year after the overdraft was obtained.