At least 11 complaints, including the latest from Colombo 7, amounting to more than Rs.3 billion in financial fraud has been lodged against Thilini Priyamali, the owner of Thico Group Private Ltd as of today, police said.
Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said a businessman from Colombo 7 who lost Rs.750 million allegedly to Thilini Priyamali was the latest victim to complain against Priyamali.
It was reported that the businessman, who has a doctorate, has business deals in Malaysia as well.
Sources said that the suspect had obtained money from businessman by promising high returns.
Meanwhile, SSP Thalduwa said so far the CID had received 9 complaints while two complaints were received to police stations in Negambo against the Thilini over financial fraud while running her office on the 34th floor of the World Trade Centre.
Sources said that Thilini had allegedly contacted some people directly to commit the fraud while other people had been contacted through third parties.
It was reported she was also running an institute that gives doctorate degrees to various people, and had also given honorary degrees to famous people of the country, including actors, through that institute.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)