Administrative Sanctions

Administrative Sanctions

Type of enforcement action

Name of Party

Conduct and outcome

Administrative Penalty

10th June 2024

Tushan Wickramasinghe

An Administrative Penalty of Rs. 1,000,000/- was imposed on this individual, in terms of Section 178 (1) (ii) of the SEC Act, for providing untrue and incorrect information in violation of Section 175 (1) (b) of the SEC Act, in the affidavit submitted to the Supervision Division of the SEC as a Key Management Person for the renewal of the Stock Stockbroker license of Capital Trust Securities (Pvt) Ltd.

The above Administrative Penalty was imposed in terms of the decision of the Members of the Commission taken at its 499th Commission Meeting held on 02nd April 2024 after having considered the response of Mr. Wickramasinghe to the Show Cause Notice served on him by the SEC and the nature and manner of the said contravention.

Administrative Penalty

28 th March 2024

Sabri Marikar

An Administrative penalty of Rs. 1,000,000/- was imposed on Mr. Sabri Marikar, in terms of section 178 (1) (ii) of the SEC Act for providing false information in the affidavit submitted to the Supervision Division of the SEC as a key management personnel which was submitted at the renewal of the Stock Dealer licence of Asia Securities (Pvt) Ltd.

The above Administrative Penalty was imposed in terms of the decision of the Members of the Commission taken at its 497 th Commission Meeting held on 6 th February 2024 after having considered the response of Mr. Marikar to Show Cause served on him by the SEC

Administrative Penalty

22nd May 2023

Access Engineering PLC

The SEC noted that Access Engineering PLC delayed the disclosure relating to a rating downgrade immediately to the market as required by Rule 7.13(b)(ii) Listing Rules of the CSE.

Having regard to the nature and the manner of the non-compliance and also having given due regard to the proportionality to the severity or gravity of the non-compliance, the SEC imposed an administrative penalty of Five Million Rupees (Rs.5,000,000/-) on Access Engineering PLC (AEL) in terms of Section 178 (1)(ii) of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka Act No.19 of 2021.

Administrative Penalty

14th September 2022

Capital Trust Securities (Pvt) Ltd

An Administrative penalty of Rs. 500,000/- was imposed on Capital Trust Securities (Pvt) Ltd (DSA), in terms of section 178 (1) (ii) of the SEC Act, for having contravened section 112 (1) of the SEC Act and was directed in terms of section 178 (1) (i) of the SEC Act to comply and observe practices relating to conduct of its activities as a Stockbroker licensed by the SEC.

The above Administrative penalty was imposed in terms of the decision of the Members of the Commission taken at its 472nd Meeting held on 14th September 2022 after having considered the procedures followed by DSA with regard to making recommendations to clients without a basis with in respect of the shares of Softlogic Life Insurance PLC (AAIC.N) and causing negative impact on its price.

Kindly note that the names of certain personnel against whom enforcement action were taken in the past pertaining to this offence have been removed in accordance with the retention policy for publications.