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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has written to the Secretary to President Austin Fernando to send him the list of names mentioned in the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) Report as those who had allegedly received financial gratuities from Perpetual Treasuries Ltd. boss Arjun Aloysius.

Mr Jayasuriya has made the request several times to Mr Fernando but there has been no positive response up to now.

An official of the Speaker’s Office told the Daily Mirror that a third request had been made to the Presidential Secretariat a few days ago by Speaker Jayasuriya under the Parliamentary Privilege as the issue involved Parliamentarians.

“Speaker Jayasuriya expects a positive response by next week from Mr Fernando as the disclosure of those names is of national interest,” the official added.

Meanwhile, Director General of National Archives Department Dr Nadeera Rupesinghe said she could release any document connected to a Presidential Commission Report only if and when the Secretary to President made a formal request.

“Normally, all confidential documents or reports sent to the National Archives can be released to the public domain only after 30 years,” Dr Rupesinghe added.

Meanwhile, former Minister Susil Premajayantha said the Presidential Secretariat must publish the list of names of those who got money from Mr Aloysius sooner than later because it had caused a huge controversy among the public, the media and in the political field.

“The delay in releasing the names of those mentioned during the CoI proceedings as beneficiaries of companies connected to Central Bank bond scandal creates an unnecessary and negative dialogue in the country,” he said.

“We are aware that Dayasiri Jayasekara has been given only Rs. one million. But we have information that there are many others, who have received fat financial gratuities and assets from Mr Aloysius,” he stressed.

Mr Premajayantha who is also a former COPE member told the Daily Mirror that the main concern of politicians like him was to clear their own name from this allegations because he had not received a cent from Mr Aloysius.

“Media reports indicated that there are 118 names in the list as those who got these unethical gratuities from Mr Aloysius, who is the second suspect in the bond scam case.

“We want to know whether all of them are politicians and if not who?. We want a clear picture of this sordid affair and know who did what to save suspects involved in the bond scam,” Premajayantha added. (Sandun A Jayasekera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • laksiri Saturday, 02 June 2018 07:22 AM

    these animal take any money from any one .this is the major problems in the country over the years,majority of MP'S in parliament ,dug dealers,thugs and murders and corrupted animals,what you expect this kind of people ????

    Ŕ K Saturday, 02 June 2018 07:48 AM

    H E should release the names without delay.Seeking Hon. A Gs advise may be a delayng tactics.Presdents Office should exercise transparency. Ordinary peopleThink that people take to politics to rob.

    rajiv Saturday, 02 June 2018 08:48 AM

    Sooner is better rather than keeping the public think all are crooks.

    hello Saturday, 02 June 2018 01:51 PM

    I doubt whether top man's name too there

    Nirmal Saturday, 02 June 2018 09:48 AM

    Dayasiri is covering up another check of 70 laks, why media is silant

    surasena Saturday, 02 June 2018 10:44 AM

    Hope that list may not downsize via the "Presidential Sword"

    Nimal Saturday, 02 June 2018 10:52 AM

    President and Austin Fernando playing dubious game to prtect their party men who have taken bribes from the partied in the CB bond scam,,,what a dishonest President

    Sisili Bisili Saturday, 02 June 2018 11:04 AM

    Delaying tactics, because they all are thieves. No one is a saint in this theiving game of politics. We’re the losers who vote these venomous beings.

    TONY Saturday, 02 June 2018 01:25 PM

    NO ACTION ONLY INQUIRY. WHAT DID THEY DO WITH THE PANAMA DEPOSITORS LIST. NOTHING. DONATIONS FOR ELECTIONS UNAVOIDABLE. EVEN THE INLAND REVENUE IS INACTIVE IN THIS REGARD. THAT IS THE SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS IN OUR COUNTRY

    dickie bird Saturday, 02 June 2018 02:12 PM

    How much did Rani receive? Rs. 10, 000 ????Poor Rani....... Have the Mastermind lost the plot ??Nirmal.... lets focus on the Mastermind RANI...... Do not sidetrack. Give Rani the main slot for his humugous effort.In just 40 days..... beating Ali baba

    Nuri Saturday, 02 June 2018 02:26 PM

    The swindlers list has to be obtained from MR because all the swindlers were with Rajapassas.

    APR Saturday, 02 June 2018 02:36 PM

    Not only this list of rogues, what about the 31 reports that were submitted to the Parliament for debate just before the LG elections? Why no noise about it? When will we get to know about those frauds? After 30 years? It will be given to my great grandchildren?

    renu Saturday, 02 June 2018 02:42 PM

    Public has the right to know who are the bribe takers , so that they don't vote for such people in the future

    garawi Saturday, 02 June 2018 03:10 PM

    The president's secretary not releasing the document definitely points to he trying to protect an influential person/s ! Who is it or who are they. Those paliamentarians who know that they did not accept any money or other favours from the Mahendrans, if they are genuine, now should bring a bill collectively irrespective of their party affiliations asking the report to be tabled. Those who got money will vote against it. This delay tactics reflect bad on the president and could the voter suspect that he too is involved ?

    VJ Saturday, 02 June 2018 03:33 PM

    The man is waiting for the president to give the instructions, the president can score a few points.

    gamarala Saturday, 02 June 2018 04:32 PM

    Has Austin Fernando too received funds from Aloysius?Is this why this haste on his part to "cover up" names of those who have?This report is public information.AF has no reason to cover it up unless he too is personally involved.

    F I Law Sunday, 03 June 2018 07:23 PM

    Father in law..paving tge way for the Son in law to lead the UNP, coz RW n SajithFIL have received FUNDS from Aloysius for Election expenses...


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