Dayasiri says Aloysius asked him to help clear his name

2017-11-17 07:49:41

Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara accused Arjun Aloysius, the owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) of having met him to ask for his assistance in clearing his name after it was associated with the bond scam.

Minister Jayasekara confirmed that Aloysius had in fact contacted him and met him at his office. He said the Perpetual owner had tried to plead his innocence."He said he was innocent. He asked me to help establish his innocence before the COPE. I declined to do so. I told him that the allegations against him were serious and that I could not help him," Jayasekara said.

The minister said he stood firm against the bond scam during the COPE proceedings. "The minutes of the meeting will clearly show this," he said. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 26

  • ANTON Friday, 17 November 2017 08:08


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    Sara Friday, 17 November 2017 09:44

    Please wait, Dayasiri will clear all that. He is Mr Clearing now.

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    SENA Friday, 17 November 2017 10:08

    No Anton. Its just there are two groups of people here. A group that is governed by law and a group which is ABOVE THE LAW.

    Reply : 0       24

    gune Friday, 17 November 2017 09:31

    He would have happily taken bribes, just like he took the calls. And now he's trying to play dumb. we know all about you DJ

    Reply : 0       22

    SHAME Friday, 17 November 2017 09:34

    Very shameful thing. In the next ELECTION, people should think twice before exercising their franchise.

    Reply : 0       18

    Gayan Friday, 17 November 2017 11:20

    We should not be fooled again like Jan 8.

    Reply : 2       9

    Ranjan Saturday, 18 November 2017 06:49

    Our fools will believe US$ 18 Billion. assets. World population is only 7 billiuon.

    Reply : 0       1

    Yeti Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:09

    Of course you will Gayan, when you mark the cross in favor of MR and his goons!!!

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    Bala Friday, 17 November 2017 09:40

    He says this now after being caught talking/meeting. Did he declare this to COPE that he was approached or even to commission when sittings started.

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    Sofia Friday, 17 November 2017 11:07

    You know as Sports Miinister you need to inform ICC if an APPROACH is made to bet. But here you kept silent - why?

    Reply : 0       6

    Vernon Friday, 17 November 2017 09:42

    Then why were there 18 calls? If what you say is correct, then there can be only one call.

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    voter Friday, 17 November 2017 09:45

    Nothing will come out of this inquiry. It will drag on till eternity. However we should thank the DM for providing a platform to vent our pent up frustration, not that anything will positive will come out of it.

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    cineha Friday, 17 November 2017 11:00

    To clear or to give cover?

    Reply : 0       3

    Brainmaster Friday, 17 November 2017 12:20

    How to believe that story There is a fishy smell. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       5

    Senewi Friday, 17 November 2017 13:11

    "deekirata balalluth saakki"

    Reply : 0       4

    Wise Donkey Friday, 17 November 2017 13:27

    Now you see you have to clear your name! If he doesn't know you why should he call you? Who gave him your mobile number?

    Reply : 0       6

    Lochi Friday, 17 November 2017 14:11

    Why is he telling it now , he had all this time to reveal it ... poor fellow got scared it seems

    Reply : 0       4

    ceylon Friday, 17 November 2017 14:26

    how can dayasiri can help to clear others name since he also strugling to clear his own name for various scandles. via DM Android App

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    surasena Friday, 17 November 2017 16:56

    Considered the gravity and the importance of BOND Investigation Dayasiri must complain either to the Hon. Speaker of the Parliament or to the CID about this interference. He is himself a Lawyer and need not to wait until CID findings about Alosys dealings.

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    Mason Friday, 17 November 2017 18:28

    Had you been a honest person you'd have reveled at the COPE meeting that Aloysius contacted you. But you did not. WHY ? Until it became public that Cabinet Ministers including you and MPs have been in touch with Aloysius, you were keeping silent. This proves which side you're more inclined to.

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    Bindu Friday, 17 November 2017 21:35

    You are very right.If Dayasiri had informed COPE then and there then some of the other tele.conversations would not have happened.Who knows whether Dayasiri had met Allosius in person somewhere and had further discussions.What about conversations all these particular men had with each other about this subject.

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    Prakash Friday, 17 November 2017 18:52

    if your conversation was mentioned in the COPE report, then you come clean, if not we can only assume the amount was not enough.

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    Muraly Friday, 17 November 2017 22:26

    But you name is in the list of contact now. You are worried now I guess

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    Kadiya Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:15

    What's the problem here? In what law book is it written that an accused cannot speak to anyone and beg for succor? Whether he'd get any help under the table is another matter and that is for the courts to decide.This is just trying to grab on to to a floating reed by drowning men!

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    nick Saturday, 18 November 2017 08:41

    dayasiri ur card is too kudu along with Mr nice Mr right sujeewa he too became a obvious fraud on this...Now gold fish May get caught for this too... via DM Android App

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    Sunil Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:31

    His explanations and those given by Hector Appuhamy reveal "thana kola ne gaha mudune'."

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