The owner of Perpetual Treasuries Arjun Aloysius and its Chief Executive Officer Kasun Palisena were remanded until 16th February by the Colombo Fort Magistrate.
They were taken into custody yesterday by the CID to record a statement and were produced before the Colombo Magistrate earlier today.
Archives for February 5, 2018
The report on investigations carried out by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate and inquire into serious acts of fraud, corruption and abuse of power, state resources and privileges in connection with illegal transactions that had taken place between Rakna Lanka Security Company and Avant Garde13 persons have been accused and the 7th accused Ranawaka Arachchige Don Janaka alias Janaka Ranawaka has been put forward by the Maithri faction of the SLFP as its Mayoral candidate for Kotte MC.
Janaka Ranawaka was the Mayor of Kotte MC during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime and the Presidential Commission in its report has stated that legal action should be taken against him and the other twelve accused.
Deploying employees of Rakna Lanka in the presidential election campaign of Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, handing over weapons belonging to Rakna Lanka to Avant Garde, not paying due fees to Rakna Lanka and the Navy, acting in a manner advantageous to Avant Garde in carrying out business activities relevant to marine security services, using illegally 17 weapons from training are some of the charges that the Commission has confirmed against the accused.
The Commission has recommended that legal action should be taken against former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, former Mayor of Dehiwela – Mt. Lavinia MC Dhanasiri Amaratunga, former Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Sujatha Damayanthi Jayaratna, former Minister of Western Provincial Council Upali Kodikara former Chairman of Rakna Lanka Maj. Gen. Palitha Fernando and the owner of Avant Garde Nissanka Senadhipathy.
President Maithripala Sirisena is making a big noise about his opposition to frauds and corruption saying no fraudster or any corrupt person could not be with him. However, there are many persons who had been involved in large-scale frauds and corruption among the candidates put forward by Mr Maithripala Sirisena’s party.
A special meeting of all party leaders is to be held at the parliamentary complex today (5th) morning say reports.
It is expected to discuss regarding the debate to be held on the report on the Central Bank bond scam and reports on serious financial offences that had been committed during the previous regime.
The relevant debate will be held tomorrow (6th) and whether more dates would be allocated for the debate would be decided at the party leaders’ meeting held today.
Also, the time allocation for the debate for various parties would be decided at the party leaders’ meeting.