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Aloysius tells PCoI: ‘I will not testify’

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Perpetual Treasuries Owner Arjun Aloysius today informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the bond issuance that he did not want to testify before the commission on legal instructions he received.

At the onset of today’s proceedings, his counsel Gamini Marapana PC commending yesterday’s order given by the commission told that his client is not keen to give evidence.

At this point, the commission stressed that it wanted Arjun Aloysius to officially convey his wish to the commission.

Thereby, Arjun Aloysius, addressing the commission conveyed his unwillingness to testify.

Meanwhile, ASG Dappula de Livera, emphasizied they do not agree with yesterday’s order.

He informed the commission that he would consult Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya over the matter and would contemplate future course of action relating to the given order. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

  Comments - 22

  • Sharon Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:51 AM

    Doesn't that prove that he has NO justification for the case and he is GUILTY?

    Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:03 PM

    A law unto himself. The Presidential Commission says he must and that's an order. If he won't let him face the music, simple.

    ANTON Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:12 PM


    Publics Thursday, 14 September 2017 01:01 PM

    They are all appealing and appealing for help and appears to be getting some help!!

    Sambo Thursday, 14 September 2017 01:32 PM

    The courts should also tell him that when convicted he will not be allowed to appeal or enter hospital.

    Premalal Friday, 15 September 2017 06:38 AM

    And confiscate all the ill gotten wealth and go after the likes of Ravi K.

    cheers Thursday, 14 September 2017 01:33 PM

    as instructed by the President and the prime minister does he has a choice this man should be behind bars

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 14 September 2017 01:34 PM

    Does ASG Dappula de Livera not know the laws of the country? In a democratic system of justice one does not have to make a statement where could be even the smallest danger to accuse itself of a criminal offense.

    Rubert Thursday, 14 September 2017 02:37 PM

    So if the culprit is unwilling to speak, the case has to be closed, is it? That's the 5-star democracy.

    Mandy Thursday, 14 September 2017 04:04 PM

    That is why Ravi K said he knows nothing in rder not to commiit himself. All proof therefore must come from witnesses and documents.

    Premalal Friday, 15 September 2017 06:40 AM

    Why not get Ravi's wife and daughter. Why not get Ravi's wife and daughter? According to Ravi they know everything.

    vithura Thursday, 14 September 2017 02:24 PM

    All culprits are the same; not cooperating with the investigation is a clear sign that he is deliberately withholding factual information.

    Rubert Thursday, 14 September 2017 02:39 PM

    So for months and months, they are investigating a scam talking to everybody but the culprit, wasting the tax payers few bucks? We did this kind of drama when we were kids.

    Sofa Thursday, 14 September 2017 04:06 PM

    This is not a court of law but only fact finding to charge formally later. Big difference. You cannt avoid court summons but here you can refuse to commit yourself.

    Lanka Thursday, 14 September 2017 04:44 PM

    Everyone is talking about Arjun Aloysius, and his uncle Mahendran !! What about Ranil the PM who brought these jokers to SL to do the scam. Ranil said he takes full responsibility when he appointed this rogue to be the Governor of the BoC. It is time Ranil and President Maithripala come clean and take responsibility for their part in the fraud.

    gamini Friday, 15 September 2017 08:54 AM

    Aloysius was not brought by Ranil. He is Namal Rajapakse's friend and during Caabral's time as the CB Governor together they issued him the license.All EPF funds were invested in the stock exchange through this Aloysius on the instructions of Namal Rajapakse

    shanthapriya Friday, 15 September 2017 10:08 AM

    dont tell that. we have the best PM in most wise man of all the time. He will never make a bad selection to a top spot of the SL govt. He knows the imporatance of having a correct person to such institution. He is such a wise person

    Sharon Thursday, 14 September 2017 04:52 PM

    So do it ex-parte

    sobers Friday, 15 September 2017 07:42 AM

    Very weak legal systems, loop holes, political stooges and encouraging high scale corruption has made innocent Srilankan public to suffer and pay heavily for the corrupt pockets. Until a new generation of politicians arise this country is will always suffer. Lighting lamps, breaking coconuts, going regularly to temples, kovils, churches or mosques is not good enough, Your first Religion should be honesty.

    Sambo Friday, 15 September 2017 09:17 AM

    This will be washing lot of laundry in public which will stink the entire country.

    Silly ass Friday, 15 September 2017 10:37 AM

    Can't remember, Don't know, Won't talk !! Sri lankan syndrome?

    Rasheed Friday, 15 September 2017 11:30 AM

    In that case, what the use of appointing a commission. He is the main culprit. Just waste of time and public money.

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