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A State Minister receives three cheques from Mendis Co.: ASG

2018-06-07 19:32:40
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Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Yasantha Kodagoda today informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate that a state minister of the government had received three cheques worth Rs.3 million in 2015 and 2016 from W.M. Mendis & Company Ltd owned by Arjun Aloysius, an accused in the Central Bank bond scam.

ASG Kodagoda also informed court that according to investigations, this state minister had used this money for his election campaign. The name of the state minister, which was stated in the B report, was not revealed in open court by the prosecution.

According to a statement given to the CID by a police officer attached to the security detail of the state minister, he had chased one cheque, which had been received in 2015, at a reputed Bank in Slave Island.

The ASG informed court that the other two cheques were also cashed in a similar manner.

He also informed court that the CID would obtain a statement from the particular state minister and that UPFA MP Dayasiri Jayasekara would also make a statement to the CID regarding the cheque of Rs.1 million he is alleged to have received from Walt & Row Associates, a PTL-related Group Company in 2015.

At the inquiry, ASG Kodagoda told court that according to the search warrant, the CID had checked the PTL head office on May 30, June 1 and June 2 this year and taken some documents containing important facts, a laptop and external hard drives into their custody.(Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Yasantha Kodagoda today informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate that a state minister of the government had received three cheques worth Rs.3 million in 2015 and 2016 from W.M. Mendis & Company Ltd owned by Arjun Aloysius, an accused in the Central Bank bond scam.(Yoshitha Perera)


  Comments - 10

  • Don Thursday, 7 June 2018 19:57

    Was he supplying the Kasippu bottles to Company ?

    Reply : 3       23

    Dias Thursday, 7 June 2018 20:19

    Who else other than our Banana Sujee....

    Reply : 3       32

    RuwanL Thursday, 7 June 2018 20:20

    All ministers who took money should resign and never be 're elected. Should be blacklisted!

    Reply : 3       28

    MO77 Thursday, 7 June 2018 21:01

    I think you forgot that you are talking about banana Republic. Please get up from your deep sleep. hehe...

    Reply : 0       16

    Bon Bon Thursday, 7 June 2018 20:33

    Sadly in SL, all these exposures are useless and a waste of time as ministers control the law and police... all the ha ho for a short period and after 3 months the public forgets everything...

    Reply : 1       28

    Sunil Thursday, 7 June 2018 21:28

    The nation is thankful to the ASG for revealing all this. Please continue your good work, Sir. We salute you.

    Reply : 1       12

    Chitran Silva Thursday, 7 June 2018 22:29

    that's the upbringing. Nation first then everything else

    Reply : 1       8

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 7 June 2018 22:34

    OMG IT SEEMS TO LOOK LIKE A THUNDER SHOWER OF MILLIONS OF RUPEES.

    Reply : 1       10

    SAM Friday, 8 June 2018 11:02

    Why are they picking little by little where as the total value is over 1B? The rest will be release only near Prez Elections time for sure and not that the job is done in a proper manner. Where is that Charlie fellow and the EPF fraud who made commission over 95?

    Reply : 0       0

    Don Friday, 8 June 2018 20:40

    He must have supplied Spirits to receive Checks.

    Reply : 0       0

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