Chairman of Litro Gas company Shalila Moonasinghe appointed by the then Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in 2015 was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department today(09) in connection with the alleged Bank Hacking.
Moonasinghe, accused of transferring of USD 1.1 Mn from Far Eastern International Bank of Taiwan to his personal account in Sri Lanka, is being interrogated by the CID. Shalila Moonesinghe, is the leader of the New Democratic Front (NDF) under whose nomination President Maithripala Sirisena won the January 2015 Presidential election under the symbol of the ‘swan’. It is currently a constituent partner of the United National Front. Presidential candidate of 2010 Sarath Fonseka contested from the NDF, which was founded in 2009 led by Shalila Moonesinghe.
According to reports, the Far Eastern International Bank of Taiwan was hacked and US$ 60 million was wired to the accounts of several suspects at a bank in Colombo.