|Parent(s) H.T.D Chandra Latha||Name Sakvithi Ranasinghe|
|Full Name Abhaya Ranasinghe Arachchilage Chandana Weerakumara|
Other names Sakvithi Ranasinghe,Chandrakumar Ranasinghe,A.R.M.C Weerakumaran and Chandra Weerakumara
Criminal charge Financial Fraud, Forgery, bigamy
Criminal penalty Rigorous imprisonment for bigamy.
Criminal status Remanded by the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court ruling
Spouse(s) Subashini de Silva, Kumari Anuradhani
Abhaya Ranasinghe Arachchilage Chandana Weerakumara; known as "Sakvith Ranasighe" (Sinhalese: සක්විති රණසිංහ) is a businessman in Sri Lanka who was allegedly involved in a fraud of Rs.1,060 million (Around US$ 10 million). belonging to 2,135 depositors of his illegal financial companies.
Weerakumara was the youngest of the 5 children of single mother H.T.D Chandra Latha. He took his primary education at D. S. Senanayake College Colombo. Being the only child who was successful in education, Weerakumara started conducting English Language tuition in Rathmalana under the alias "Sakvith Ranasighe". Within a short period of time, he became a famous English tutor in the island with the use of aggressive advertising campaigns and paid television programs. He used the controversial slogan "Mama iganweematama Upannemi" meaning "I was born to teach".
As a result of the fame and financial success gained from his teaching, in the year 2003, Sakvithi Ranasighe started a company called "S. R. Property Sharing Investment (Private) Limited" which claimed of giving attractive dividends for its depositors. Subsequently, Ranasinghe started another company called "Sakvithi Constructions" which was supposedly engaged in buying and selling of properties. Later, it was revealed that he was engaged in selling lands by making counterfeit land deeds. Based on numerous complains from the victims, on September 26, 2008, Sakvithi scam was busted by Central Bank following further investigations. On the same month, the Police has announced that Sakvithi Ranasinghe has fled the country to Chennai, India. Later, it was estimated that total of Rs.1,060 million belonging to 2,135 depositors was missing along with him.
On August 2010, Ranasinghe and his wife were arrested by Mirihana Police when he was disguised in Nawagamuwa. Criminal Investigation Department of Sri Lanka was carrying out the investigation and he was remanded by a Court ruling of Nugegoda Magistrate. Further investigations revealed that most of the money he swindled were spent while gambling in casinos such as MGM, Bellagio and Baylies regularly with his associates.
While trial for fraud is being carried out, on January 30th 2013, Ranasinghe was pleaded guilty of bigamy. According to the case filed by the Sri Lanka Attorney General, Ranasinghe had married his first wife Subashini de Silva on March 9, 1998. At the same time he had married for the second time, Anuruddhika Kumari, and had two children by her. He was sentenced for two years rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court.