25 September, 2020

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Aloysius Arrest: Harsha Calls For More Arrests While TV Station Harasses Wife

Deputy Minister of Development Policies and Economic Affairs Dr Harsha De Silva welcoming the arrests of Perpetual Treasuries chief Arjun Aloysius and the CEO Kasun Palisena called for the arrest of everyone involved in financial crimes including those named by PRECIFAC in 34 cases.

Arjun Aloysius

The high-profile arrests were turned into a spectacle when the arresting officers were accompanied by a crew from the television station Sirasa who focused as much on Aloysius as they did on his wife, for which the station has come in for a lot of flak in social media.

Sirasa headlined the story as follows: “ඇලෝසියස් අත්අඩංගුවට; බිරිඳ මාධ්‍යවේදියෙකුගේ කැමරාවට ප්‍රහාරයක්! (Aloysius arrested, wife hits out at a journalist’s camera).

Anjalee Mahendran who is the daughter of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has only had marginal relevance in the case, just being named during the hearings of the Bond Commission in relation to the mining of communication records.

Harsha De Silva elaborating on financial crimes said that the Attorney General should go ahead and immediately arrest those named in the 34 reports of Presidential Commission looking into serious crimes (PRECIFAC) as well.

Among those named in the PRECIFAC report recently released are former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, his brothers Gotabaya and Basil, and his sons Namal and Yoshitha.

Aloysius and Palisena are reported to have been grilled by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for more than 12 hours after being arrested on Sunday. The two were remanded until Monday (February 5) by the Fort Magistrate.

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  • 8
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    Dr Harsha who claims to have a PhD in Economics didn’t know BOND Trading…..
    His Mentor Dr Ranil had to send the other blue eyed boy with the Silver Spoon to School after Dr Ranil gave a nudge and a wink to his Old Royal mate and Family Bud Dr Mahendran.
    And guess what, The Bond Trading Tutor is none other than this Anjalees Hubby Mr Aloysious..
    How cool is that.
    Dr Harsha I don’t think know much about Legal Studies either..
    Otherwise he wouldn’t make stupid comments like making Maithree’s Dirt Files on his opponents which are based on false evidence, innuendo and just speculation as important as the Bond Report which is more detailed and precise than a high court judgement..

    • 7
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      Gota etc have not been mentioned in the mega Bond Scam, but Ranil, Kabir, Malik and Ravi, and the minor polytikkos that were obstructing justice, such as footnote brigade. How come people getting their zips in a tangle, keep to the zip in hand which is the Bond Scam.. so Harsh you really mean arrest the political conspirators behind the mega Bond Scam named above. Poor Aloysius, badly shafted by his politcial instructors, now languishing in remand alone except his chief of staff for the company, remember the story of the 2 friends and the bear …… what did the bear whisper ….. not to keep company with those friends run away and climb up trees at times of need. Serves you right keeping company with dogs, if I were you I would spill the beans.

  • 7
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    The ‘corruption’ issue has got politicized – meaning it is there to stay. MS takes one step (with one arrest) and Harsha wants many more arrests. SLPP is just waiting to feed off the spoils.
    If they are serious about addressing corruption, they should not intervene on the course ‘justice’ is taking..

  • 17
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    Day in and Day out the Maharajah Media network attacks Ranil W. relentlessly and quite recklessly too.
    The issue here is that Arjuna Mahendren is married to Nadine -a half sister of the late Ex:Wife of Kili Maharajah- Padma..
    So there is a family dispute angle to this.
    Had Maharajah tried this stunt on MaRa prior to Jan:08th 2015 he would have been driven away in a white van,in the first instance,to Medamulana-The centre of the Universe!

    • 12
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      Like the way the Perpetual Empire was plugged out Aloysius Family, Maharaja Empire will also go one day. We saw what happened to Apollo Hospital Colombo.

      Kathirgamar Marrying outside did not help. Jeyaraj Fernando Pillai’s half Tamil ID did not help. Colombo Chetty Pradeep Kariyawasam could not save him. Maharaja’s nasty game to save them will not work.

    • 0
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      Plato,

      Padma was Kili’s Sister-in-Law and not wife.

      R. Varathan

  • 9
    8

    Cannot we arrest Harsha for lying to public over his Folkeswagen (sic)

  • 5
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    Many say this is just election drama. Ranil also screwed up Sri lankan airliens. Ranil has asked to dealy the firing of higher officials and allow the airline lose money until the election is over. ARJUN ALOESISUS AND WIFE HAD BEEN READY WHEN THE police come to arresst. they were all in full cloths. So, it is informed in advance. Now they are going to prove that Arjun Aloesisus did all thse with his Rs 300 million initial investment inthe PTL. Some MAithripala also knew in advance.

  • 6
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    Oh! Dr. Harsha! Where were you when your colleagues were a set of “foot-noters” who aided and abetted this exercise if you are not one of them? Where were you when the first white wash exercise was performed by your boss in appointing the “three-wise-men” to do a so called probe? In a decent democracy, in the first place this kind of scandal to rob the nation would not take place but if it did happen the PM would have offered his resignation. I, however, am not asking RW to do that, despite the fact that he is a party to this exercise in a number of ways, though got a clean sheet of health from the Commission for the simple reason of political competitiveness. No competition in politics would also lead to dictatorship. I, as a citizen have every right to lament on the choice we have to choose from in electing people to public office? One party is no better from the other. I think we should introduce a new concept of making ineligible for “oldies” to be in politics. Retire them say at the age of 65. In Bhutan even the King has to give way to the heir apparent on reaching 65. Why not here? Then perhaps there could be a set of people who may be clean (at least we have not heard of their escapades). We MUST at all costs preserve the freedom of the press particularly the electronic press, so that any slightest misdeed is reported well, which in turn happens to be the only monitor for the people though there could be the risk of malicious and untruthful allegations being circulated.

    • 2
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      G S.
      V good sense .
      Excellent idea will be to introduce Fixed Term Limits to political office as “partially done” in the USA; constitutionally and perhaps AGE limits as well.
      This will enable younger new blood and ideas to replace the same old, same old.

  • 5
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    Its time the government acted on this “ransom demanding media network”. They are on the offensive because Ranil W refuses to bow down to the killer Killi on demands to unlimited government contracts that fleeces the country. Shameless Bast….d who would sleep with his own daughter to get his pound of flesh. Its time Sri Lanka throws out these Kallathonis for good

  • 8
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    Maharajah Org TV has nothing else to talk other than Bond Scam. At a time of local government elections the main topic should be related to local government election, the issues and the characters who are contesting. But Maharajah TV is going behind UNP, especially against the Prime Minister. Is it because PM refused to appoint Ministers who were suggested by Rajamahendran? Of News Line, News First and Sirasa the worst of all is News Line. Sirasa during political programs does not even fact check the statements uttered by the participants. Here again the turncoat Ranga has the same questions in every program, he has forgotten that he while being in the UNP during the morning hours, when it was dark he ran to Mahinda. These are the guys Maharajah Organization employs. Sad state of affairs.

    • 12
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      Lanki.

      MY3 has given a free license (open cheque) to Sirasa to attack UNP 24×7.
      This media channel has no ethics and Principles. There telecasting license has to be cancelled. Wonder why our media minister mangalan is silent.

      • 2
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        C G
        Brilliant idea. You seem to be an off shoot of “the famous STALIN”.
        Free press has no place in a democracy.
        Bring back MAHINDA.

    • 2
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      L.
      What is wrong in exposing corruption?
      The country is broke. The present government seems to be just as corrupt.
      We live in PARADISE.
      Get real, women!!

  • 7
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    I think courts should grant them bail immediately. Now they have become political prisoners. There was no loss to the GOSL.
    GOSL has made a hefty profit. All these is done to settle a score Killi Maharaja had with Mahendran family.
    One day for Killi and Sirasa What you reap what you sow!

  • 4
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    It’s sickening to watch any news of sirasa or news first. They are very obviously extremely biased. I feel their main objective is to bring down Ranil and the UNP. Media should be vigilant and point out excesses of any government. But this has become personal and ugly. So much so that we have stopped watching the maharaja channels. We want to know facts but not biased opinions. Suddenly they have realised they should attack MR! Is it due to the oncoming elections?

  • 5
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    A separate investigation should be done on how the TV and Camera crews were present at 06:00 AM at both Alloysius and Palisena houses?
    Who gave the information? Why only Sirasa crews present?

  • 6
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    Rest assured once MR is back. Sirasa is going to get it with a big interest.
    Thats for sure.

  • 6
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    Colonel

    Very true the way there media coolies behave is despicable.
    Petition the supreme court to ban Sirasa now.
    MTV and Sirasa should be banned.

    • 0
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      NP
      Ban all news since all news is fake news; or no news is good news.
      Take your pick.

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