Aloysius, Palisena further remanded

Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) beneficiary owner Arjun Aloysius and its Chief Executive Officer Kasun Palisena, arrested for the controversial Central Bank Bond issue, were yesterday ordered to be further remanded till October 11 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne.

Senior Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda yesterday stated that the Central Bank CEO handed over answers for the questionnaires submitted by the CID.

CID officials informed the Magistrate that they could not obtain clone copies from the W. M. Mendis Company’s computer backup related to the Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL).

Officials appeared on behalf of the Government Analyst Department stated that they want to talk with a software technician in the IFS company.

The Magistrate ordered the IFS Company’s software technician to appear before the Digital Forensic Unit of the Government Analyst Department on October 1.

Counsel Jayathilaka appearing on behalf of the Perpetual Capital Holdings Private Limited and the Perpetual Assets Management Company submitted unaudited accounting details of the company between 2017 and 2018.

He also submitted audited accounts details of the Perpetual Capital Company between 2016 and 2017.

Counsel Jayathilake asked for an order to release the passport of Arjun Alosyious’s father Jefry Joshep Alosyious since Arjuna’s wife has delivered her third baby in Singapore.

The Magistrate released his passport on a personal surety of Rs.10,000,000.

The suspects were further remanded till October 11 for the parallel magisterial inquiry on deleting phone call data from the PTL voice recording system and fabricating evidence to the Bond Commission.

Senior Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda with Senior Deputy Solicitor General Haripriya Jayasundara and Senior State Counsel Lakmini Girihagama appeared for the Attorney General. Senior President’s Counsel Anil Silva appeared for the suspects. Government Analyst Department officials appeared before the court.


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