Vouchers of 102 cheques of W.M. Mendis Co. destroyed

Senior Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda appearing on behalf of the Attorney General yesterday informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate that 102 vouchers for the cheques issued by W.M. Mendis Company to third parties had been destroyed by the company.

When the magisterial inquiry into the bond scam was taken up before Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, S.A.S.G. Kodagoda further stated that three of the financial officers attached to the company confessed regarding this matter during the bond commission inquiry.

Kodagoda informed the Magistrate that they were unable to obtain clone copies from the W.M.Mendis Company’s computer backup system related to the Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL).

Kodagoda pleaded an order allowing to access the central data storage of the company. Defence Counsel Kolitha Dharmawardana appeared on behalf of the W.M.Mendis Company.

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 September 27by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne. They were also re-remanded till September 27 for the parallel magisterial inquiry on deleting phone call data from the PTL voice recording system and fabricating evidence to the Bond Commission.

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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