COLOMBO : The large- scale financial fraudster, businesswoman Thilini Priyamali, was released from prison on Tuesday,Dec.27.
Accordingly Priyamali, who was in remand custody over financial fraud, was released from prison Tuesday (27 Dec.) after fulfilling her bail conditions, Prisons Commissioner General and Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said.
Priyamali was brought before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court this morning to sign the bail conditions she was recently released on.
Priymali and her associate Janaki Siriwardhana were released by Fort Magistrate Thilini Gamage, for a cash bail of Rs. 50,000 and a personal bail of Rs. 1,000,000, each, on 16 December.
However, they were forced to remain within the country by way of an overseas travel ban, and are also required to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on the last Sunday of every month.
The duo was released on strict instructions that the value of the dishonoured cheques be paid.
Priyamali was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in early October for purportedly swindling businesspersons and high-profile political figures after befriending them by promising high returns for investing in her business.
Speaking to reporters,Priyamali said that the certain matters she cannot speak since the case is sub-judice, However she pointed out that such fraud cases are common but her case was given too much publicity in the print and electronic media for the past two and half months. “ Every accused is presume innocent till he or she is proved guilty by the court of law,” she said, lamenting that the media judged her wrong.