Businessmen summoned to appear in court under Debt. Recovery Act

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By T. Farook Thajudeen

Mahara Magistrate issued summons on two leading  Dehiwela  businessmen to appear before  the court on  November 12 to inquire into an alleged  case filed under Debt Recovery Act   No 9 of 1994  and for criminal misappropriation of   Rs  930, 000 by  the defendants by issuing dishonoured cheques to the complainant.

 Mahara Magistrate Sahan Mapa Bandara made this direction on the two defendants   Sudarma  Kanthi De Silva and  A. R. E. De Silva of Dehiwela  for issuing the dishonoured cheques to the plaintiff  Maxima Line International (Private) Limited of No 282/01/01 of Kandy Road Paliyagoda on or about January 2, 2011

Counsel Sisira Siriwardena appearing for the plaintiff on the instruction of   Saman  Abeywickrama submitted that the  two suspects acting  with the common intention of  as the Directors of their  business had obtained  Rs 930,000 from the complainant  Maxima Line Private Limited  of   Peliyagoda and issued cheques from a private bank of Dehiwela  for  Rs 930,000 by  well knowingly  that the account does not have funds to honour the cheques and had caused  an offence punishable under the Debt Recovery Act.

Further the counsel submitted that in the same transaction the defendants   on obtaining the loan failed to  repaying it to the complainant  had maliciously utilized it  for their own purposes causing monitory  loss to the complainant which is punishable under  the provisions  of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act  of 1979.