Legal measures to extradite Mahendran from Singapore

Legal measures have been taken for the extradition of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran from Singapore through Singapore Interpol, Senior Deputy Solicitor General Haripriya Jayasundara, appearing on behalf of the Attorney General submitted yesterday.

She made this submission when the magisterial inquiry into the Bond issue was taken up. She said the Attorney General at informed the CID that there was no issue with handing over the copies of the warrant and charges against Mahendran and other documents demanded by Arjun Mahendran.

On an earlier occasion, SDSG Jayasundara informed the Magistrate that the suspect had requested four documents including copies of the warrant and charges filed against him, from the CID, via the Singapore Interpol.

The Attorney General’s Department also stated that there was no obstacle to handing the documents requested by Mahendran.

“Those four documents have been handed over to the Singapore Interpol on 2018.04.28”, SDSG Jayasundara said.

SDSG Jayasundara further stated that Singapore Interpol sent an email to the Sri Lankan National Coordinating Office and stated that Arjun Mahendran is in Singapore.

Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne ordered CID officer Senarathne to appear before the Court on the next hearing date.

Meanwhile, Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) beneficiary owner Arjun Aloysius and its Chief Executive Officer Kasun Palisena, who were earlier arrested in connection with the controversial Central Bank Bond issue, were yesterday ordered to be further remanded till September 13 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.

They were also re-remanded in connection with the parallel magisterial inquiry on deleting phone call data from the PTL voice recording system and fabricating evidence to the Bond Commission.

However, the copies of documents of Perpetual Terasuries Ltd pertaining to this incident which were in the backup data in the W.M.Mendis Company were submitted before the Court by Attorney-at-Law Jeewantha Jayathilake yesterday.

Senior Deputy Solicitor General Haripriya Jayasundara with Senior State Counsel Lakmini Girihagama appeared for the Attorney General. Defence Counsel Jeewantha Jayatilleke appeared for the suspects.

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