( September 8, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Arjun Aloysius of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd (PTL), who is son-in-law of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, reported to the CID unit of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the bond scams yesterday at 8.30 am.
CID officers recorded a statement from him until evening.
He is scheduled to give evidence before the Commission next week.
On Wednesday the Attorney General’s Department informed the Commission that though Aloysius had been summoned by the Commission to give evidence, there was no way the summons could be handed over as all attempts to contact him had failed.
Subsequently, the Commission asked the lawyer appearing for Aloysius, Anuja Preratne, to ask his client to report to the CID unit of the Commission immediately.
Chief Dealer of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd Nuwan Thilina Salgado, giving evidence before the Commission, revealed that on the instructions of Aloysius, the company had been able to make successful bids at the Treasury Bond Auctions.
Commission Chairman Justice K.T. Chitrasiri ordered that former Central Bank Governor Mahendran’s mobile phone and laptop computer be returned as the extraction of data had been completed.
The order was made following a request made by Counsel Chanaka de Silva.