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Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 17:28
PTL deposits Rs. 3.2mn in Arjuna Mahendran’s credit card, State Minister Senasinghe's name also transpired in courts
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It was revealed in Colombo Fort Magistrate today (Jun 07) that Perpetual Treasuries Limited has deposited 3.2 million rupees in the credit card belonging to former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran.

In addition, it was further revealed that another 3 million rupees have been given to a state minister.

Additional Solicitor General and President Counsel Yasantha Kodagoda revealed these details to the court today.

Later, the owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited, Arjun Aloysius and his CEO Kasun Palisena were produced before Court today.

At the same time, Magistrate Lanka Jayarathna ordered Perpetual Treasuries chairman, Jeffrey Aloysius to release the asset and liabilities and income and expenditure to the Criminal Investigation Department.


Meanwhile, Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda informed Court that Singapore police have informed that Arjuna Mahendran cannot be arrested on the orders of Interpol Red Notice.

He further said that therefore, a diplomatic request will be made to Singapore to extradite Arjuna Mahendran to Sri Lanka if the latter cannot be arrested under Singaporean law.

President Counsel Yasantha Kodagoda said that the Legal Draftsman Department is currently preparing the necessary documents with regard to the diplomatic request.

President’s Counsel Yasantha Kodagoda revealed that a State Minister had received funds from Perpetual Treasuries through another Company.

He stated that the State Minister had received money on 2 occasions amounting to 3 Million Rupees.

It was also revealed that the Police Officers attached to the security unit of the MP had encashed the cheques.

According to the CID report, the State Minister concerned was Sujeewa Senasinghe.

Meanwhile, President’s Counsel Yasantha Kodagoda also said that Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran had received cheques amounting to 3.2 Million Rupees from Perpetual Treasuries.

He stated that the funds had been used to settle the bill of the limitless credit card of Arjuna Mahendran.

Meanwhile, President Counsel, Kalinga Indratissa who appeared for PTL objected to the revelation of payment of cash to various individuals by his client.

The case will be called again on 20th of June and, Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena were further remanded until that day.

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