The first case filed by the Police Financial Crimes Division (FCID) in the Special High Court was in connection with the misappropriation of Rs. 500 million by the Litro Gas Company, and Kudabalage Piyadasa, a defendant to the case, has disclosed to a FCID official over phone that former FCID Chief, Ravi Waidyalankara, had obtained millions of rupees from the defendants to the case, sources said.
According to him, Waidyalankara had obtained Rs. 200 million from first accused to the case, Gamini Senarath, former Chief of Staff of Mahinda Rajapaksa, Rs. 300 million from Kudabalage Piyadasa, second accused to the case, and Rs. 6.5 million from Neil Hapuhinna Bandara, the third.
Accordingly, it appears that Ravi Waidyalankara has obtained money from the defendants to file the case in a manner that would win the case more than the sum of money which was the basis of the case.
Piyadasa has told the FCID official that Ravi Waidyalankara had tried to obtain a sum of money that he had reserved for his child with special needs. Waidyalankara, who was aware that Piyadasa had Rs. 60 million in his deposits, telephoned him shortly after the verdict was announced and told him that he wanted the rest of the money. Angered, Piyadasa instead had told him he was ready to go to jail, that he would never hand him over the money reserved for his child with special needs.
Piyadasa has also disclosed that Waidyalankara had obtained Rs. 6.5 million from Neil Hapuhinna Bandara, third defendant to the case, despite knowing his brother was a high-ranking officer at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Piyadasa has further said that he will take all these funds back from Waidyalankara, stressing that he would not allow Waidyalankara to kid around with Gotabaya Rajapaksa despite his victory, as Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa too is well aware of what Waidyalankara did to Priyath Bandu Wickema, a front figure of Viyath Maga Program, according to sources.