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Aloysius spoke to COPE MPs during sittings

2017-11-16 16:32:42
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Evidence at the Bond Commission today revealed that PTL Owner Arjun Aloysius spoke to several members of the Parliamentary watchdog Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) during COPE hearings.

Aloysius had spoken a total of 227 times to Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe, 18 times with Dayasiri Jayasekara, 176 times with Harshana Rajakaruna and 73 time of Hector Appuhamy during periods commencing January 2015.

Cabinet Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara had also been in communication with Arjun Aloysius with 18 calls going to and from him with Aloysius in total, with two calls during the period of the COPE hearings. The communications with Jayasekara had commenced on July 10, 2015.

The second Committee of Public Enterprise (COPE) was established on May 6, 2016 to investigate the controversial Bond Issuance. 

The evidence presented by the Attorney General revealed that Arjun Aloyisus had also been in constant contact with MP’s Hector Appuhamy, and Harshana Rajakaruna, whilst they were sitting in the COPE committee investigating the Bond Issuance.

The other MP names were highlighted in a forensic report presented by the Criminal Investigations Department during yesterday’s hearing of the Bond Commission.

The other MP Ajith P. Perera who had only two calls (one incoming and one outgoing), between him and Aloysius.

Senasinghe was appointed midway during the proceedings, after the resignation of UNP MP M. Welakumar on July 8, 2017.

The total number of Telephone calls to and from Senasinghe to Aloysius between the period July 4, 2015 to March 3, 2017 was 227.

They include calls on other platforms such as Whatsapp and Viber.

UNP MP Harshana Rajakaruna who was also a member of the COPE had been in contact with Aloysius since February 2015. There were a total of 176 calls between each other and 18 during the period of the COPE hearings.

MP Hector Appuhamy had taken and received a total of 73 calls from mid July 2016 to mid June 2017 with a total of 23 calls during the period of COPE sittings, evidence revealed.

The evidence was through sub- inspector Yasanka Jayasinghe of the Criminal Investigations Department who had forensically examined all the relevant data.

Counsel for Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran vehemently objected to the admitting of the evidence initially. The objections were overruled with the Commissioner ordering written submissions to be tendered within seven days to the Commission.

ASG Yasantha Kodagoda was to later remark following the revelations that "It is exactly knowing all of this that they objected to it".

Jayasinghe’s evidence was the only evidence led throughout the day, which highlighted many calls to and from between Aloysius, Mahendran and other directly connected parties to the issuance of Bonds.

The evidence was led out following the tabling of a 127 page forensic report in which Jayasinghe explained the method of extracting data. All telecom service providers had complied with the orders of the Commission and provided data during the time period commencing January 1, 2017.

Jayasinghe said that Dialog Axiata had not given the full report due to technical difficulties, Jayasinghe said, but had complied and provided all data that was within their reach. Jayasinghe said that the Telecom giant had requested a further 120 days to provide all the relevant data pertaining to the mobile phones Aloysius and Mahendran.

During evidenced led yesterday the phone details of Arjun Aloysius, Arjun Mahendran, Indika Saman Kumara, Naveen Anuradha, Kasun Palisena, S. Pathumanapan were laid out.

The Attorney Generals Department drew a nexus between the workings of the Central Bank, the other Banks in the Treasury Bond Market, and Perpetual Treasuries. (Shehan Chamika Silva and Hafeel Farisz)


  Comments - 53

  • asdfg Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:49

    "SUJEEWAI APE ANA GATHE..!!"

    Reply : 13       73

    Blondie Friday, 17 November 2017 07:25

    Bonding huh!!?

    Reply : 1       28

    asdfg Friday, 17 November 2017 11:13

    "sujeewai ape ana gena"

    Reply : 0       2

    shanthapriya Friday, 17 November 2017 13:37

    Sujeewa is our PM s hero

    Reply : 0       2

    private citizen Friday, 17 November 2017 14:55

    This is why Sujeeva wanted to give his 2 cents voluntarily as to how bonds were placed.

    Reply : 0       2

    AUSLANKA Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:51

    Therefore COPE is corrupt and easily purchased.

    Reply : 3       78

    Thepanis Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:48

    Who is not corrupt in SL::-)

    Reply : 4       41

    Nandaguptha Friday, 17 November 2017 01:53

    Not all the committee members but all the UNP members committee

    Reply : 1       39

    AjithZ Friday, 17 November 2017 13:39

    Don't agree that COPE is corrupt. COPE is a must and doing a good job. Also good that its headed by JVP.

    Reply : 1       3

    suda Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:01

    Wetath Niyarath Goyam Ka nam me naduwa kata kiyamdo. I want leave this country which is corrupted the root level

    Reply : 1       53

    Nandaguptha Friday, 17 November 2017 01:56

    Don't be discouraged, you still have time to rescue your country from the corrupted politicians. You need to actively participate to bring the public influence to a higher level.

    Reply : 0       19

    voter Friday, 17 November 2017 11:19

    Why is there a semblance of an alternative?

    Reply : 0       0

    malik Friday, 17 November 2017 13:58

    We should now see why Politicians outside of the south are not involved in the process of exposing crooks, Like the old school mentality these crooks stick together to defraud the nation. But the people are responsible for always sending them to rob them

    Reply : 0       2

    Vajira Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:13

    Of course white collar robbers must have connection with politicians or we can say robbers had paid to foot note gang to cover up. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       54

    AjithZ Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:15

    We don't know what was said by these MPs. issue is very big and critical. All involved should be punished. It will teach a lesson to everyone.

    Reply : 3       57

    dave Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:15

    more and more currupt MP's on Arjun's pay list....no wonder sujeewa was so vibrant on this ..money talks..

    Reply : 1       62

    sigiriya Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:15

    what we thought was an iceberg now appears to be only the tip of the iceberg!

    Reply : 1       50

    Sunil Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:17

    Birds of a feather, flock together. I think footnotes were added after these conversations. Wait until the public get an opportunity to tell what they think of these sordid affairs and that would be the forthcoming elections.

    Reply : 1       52

    ravin Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:23

    Real soup !!!! too many cooks ??

    Reply : 1       33

    Prakash Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:27

    Robbers robbers every where, but none to be caught.

    Reply : 1       45

    Labby Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:37

    They spoke, so?

    Reply : 33       11

    Bakaladasa Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:54

    Exactly!Just to hi! and swap wether info perhaps!

    Reply : 0       27

    BUSHEL Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:57

    So....now what they spoke will be traced by mobile phones

    Reply : 1       18

    Sumith Chandana Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:58

    fortunately chairman is in JVP otherwise he was the one who was gong to be purchased by Arjun

    Reply : 2       47

    Snowy Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:21

    I see these as Guppies. I want to see the Gold Fish.

    Reply : 1       44

    Premalal Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:52

    The gold fish is scheduled to appear on the 20th

    Reply : 2       48

    Jayadeva Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:26

    Explains why some politicians who were members of the COPE committee objected to accept the Auditor General's report!!!!!

    Reply : 1       50

    Mason Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:40

    It looks as if Aloysius had HIS PEOPLE in every conceivable place. Did the members of the COPE committee reveal that they had been contacted.

    Reply : 1       39

    DD Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:34

    this is better than any james bond Ive watched via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       31

    Burn Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:40

    Why is this government still in power? Zimbabwe Army did their job. Where is ours?

    Reply : 6       49

    DJ Friday, 17 November 2017 09:48

    Military did once and they are now having results with ungrateful and stupid Sri Lankans. Do you think military will ever do good again and face repercussions again with stupid Sri Lankans??

    Reply : 3       5

    REEZ Friday, 17 November 2017 09:49

    You must appreciate this government for bringing the crooks to the big stage. If it is in the former regime there will be no records in the telecom services.

    Reply : 9       5

    SW Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:43

    ROBBERS = POLITICIANS OR POLITICIANS = ROBBERS?

    Reply : 2       23

    nick Thursday, 16 November 2017 22:48

    all these mps must strip off from their mp post & never allow them to contest again bloody thiefs via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       22

    Mohan Friday, 17 November 2017 21:31

    That, my friend, should be done by the voters.

    Reply : 0       0

    Bala ponnampaLAM Friday, 17 November 2017 01:17

    IT IS ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG, WHY HAS THE JOINT OPPOSTION BEEN SILENT, IT LOOKS LIKE THE ONLY CLEAN GROUP IS THE TNA, BUT WHO KNOWS. MR.PRESIDENT SUSPEND THE CONSTITUTION SEAL THE PARLIMENT, APPOINT COURTS TO TRY THE CHINTAKA ROGUES AND YALPALANAYA ROGUES, CLEAN UP THE GOVERNMENT. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO DO THIS YOU HAVE THE ARMY AND THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE ARE BEHIND YOU. YOU GET THEM BEFORE THEY GET YOU,TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR YOU. TAKE ZIMBAWE AS A EXAMPLE.YOU CAN RUN THE COUNTRY WITH COUNCIL OF HONEST PEOPLE. YET I BELEIVE THERE ARE HONEST PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY.

    Reply : 7       8

    ANE APOI RATA GIYA KALA Friday, 17 November 2017 01:32

    HEAVEN HELP MOTHER LANKA WHO IS THERE IN THAT DEN OF THIEVES. MS DESERVES PLAUDITS FOR APPOINTING THIS COMMISSION

    Reply : 1       9

    Mohan Friday, 17 November 2017 21:34

    One Mr. R.K. was seen in the company of MS and RW even after Anika made the exposure.

    Reply : 0       0

    Alan Siripala Friday, 17 November 2017 02:38

    Wow ..this is getting interesting by the day..Hello big boys ..welcome to the party...!!!

    Reply : 0       12

    Ruwan Friday, 17 November 2017 06:37

    They all are pussycats to public when they talk about themselves

    Reply : 0       12

    sam Lanka Friday, 17 November 2017 06:57

    This clearly indicate how money is compromising our political system and democracy. How seriously the political process could be manipulated by money. Buying politicians are so easy in our country. we are NOT entitled to equal treatment in a democracy and , this is so call Yahapalanaya.Grill this dirty Looters and send to where they are belonged.Sri Lanka's 'most corrupt politician' is finally revealed

    Reply : 0       11

    Missaka Friday, 17 November 2017 07:45

    Now what will be the Purawasi Balaya so called Purohitha's idea about this!. No wander even if they also got contacted by two famous Arjuns.

    Reply : 0       11

    Hora Friday, 17 November 2017 09:34

    Curious to know how many calls to Biggest thief ??

    Reply : 0       13

    cineha Friday, 17 November 2017 10:56

    There you are......that very well explains the infamous "foot notes" appearing in the COPE committee report.......

    Reply : 0       1

    Ali Hu Kai Friday, 17 November 2017 11:11

    My name says it all!

    Reply : 0       2

    Janaya Friday, 17 November 2017 11:30

    No. of calls not so important. What are the illegal favors requested thru calls like in the Thajudeen's case?

    Reply : 2       0

    ransam Friday, 17 November 2017 20:16

    Hi "Ceylon". Nice try to appear in a different name

    Reply : 0       1

    Brainmaster Friday, 17 November 2017 12:14

    This is a very serious and sad affair. But at least it is now made public. During the MR time worst things happened and no investigations done. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       3

    Mason Friday, 17 November 2017 12:59

    It is surprising there are no record of calls to the PM from either Aloysius or Mahendran or is it being suppressed. Do not spare anyone. Let the whole story be reveled and all the crooks be jailed having confiscicated their poroperties and civil liberties suspended.

    Reply : 0       1

    Senewi Friday, 17 November 2017 13:10

    Dayasiri seems to be playing a double game .

    Reply : 0       1

    silva Friday, 17 November 2017 13:21

    only JVP and the TNA are clean all others are big time thiefs

    Reply : 2       1

    SAM Friday, 17 November 2017 14:19

    What about PM? Also No of calls after he was removed governor?

    Reply : 1       0

    Sunil Friday, 17 November 2017 16:13

    Amidst all these dark dealings, I am happy to note that there are several MPs, from the ruling party and mainly from the opposition who played it clean. I believe that they have such a good record for being uncorrupted, the notorious thieves did not wish to contact them at all. I salute all these MPs.

    Reply : 0       2

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