18 October, 2017

Bond Scam : Arjun Deleted All Call Records At Perpetual

Metropolitan communications the installer of the call recording system at Perpetual Treasuries informed the Bond Commission today, that the recording system they had installed at Perpetual Treasuries was deleted on July 6, and files had been selectively copied by the company.

Perpetual CEO Kasun Palisena

Taking another dramatic turn at the commission, the Chief Engineer of Metropolitan communication Nalin Dharmarathme who took the witness stand in the middle of cross examination of Perpetual CEO Kasun Palisena confirmed that the evidence presented to the Commission by Perpetual Treasuries was fabricated and tampered with.

He said that the call recordings provided to the commission were not from the system Metropolitan had installed.

The Attorney Generals Department earlier, repeatedly questioned Palisena regarding missing recordings. The Department also said that unlike all other recordings provided to them by entities, the recordings provided by Perpetual had no serial numbers and caller IDs.

Palisena repeatedly kept saying that this was all the company had and that he had given all recordings to the commission.

Palisena confirmed that the Commission had been given the exact recordings as they were also through an afffidavit which was read out at the Commission.

Lawyer for Perpetual Nihal Fernando also repeatedly told the Commission that Perpetual had given everything in their possession and that they could not provide any of the other details including caller ID numbers and the call durations as the system did not possess the information.

However, according to Dharmarathne’s testimony today Perpetual had been lying to the Commission throughout.

The Attorney General’s department said the witness and the company must be held in contempt of the Commission.

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  • 12
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    Where is Dr Ranil?……..

    • 14
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      He is so clean no one can see him.

      • 3
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        Correction sorry my mistake I have it from a reliable informant from PT Dr.Ranil has just taken over Dr. Mervyn Silva’s Practice
        New practice is making a name for providing successful specialized treatment to bankers & investment specialist to clear their names of any wrong doing.

    • 7
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      Can someone explain as to why Bank of Ceylon is not questioned as to how they gave a blank Cheque amounting to Rs 10 billion to Perpetual over a simple telephone call?

      This transaction would not have hapenned if BoC dud not fund this transaction !!!

  • 10
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    Is Thalitha doing a crash course in Software Engineering to check her boss’s calls Log during Yahapalana Bond Auction ………which the Boss personally set in place ……And instructed his mate to organize it , and defended the mate with one the Boss’s rare kick ass speeches ridiculing and accusing descent people in the Opposition of Corruption?……

  • 14
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    We are fed up of this bond scam. The public are scammed day and night by Ranil the Queer, Maithri the Stooge , Sagala the Saint, and the other scammers in the govt.
    It will go on and on and on until the public openly say enough is enough.
    Former President MR must be laughing from his rear at the antics of the stooges in the govt.
    What this country and the voters need is the comeback of MR so that he will rule with a iron fist for as long as he can, that he will give shit to all and sundry and make all sri lankans realise the true value of freedom.

    • 4
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      Very true, Singho. MR will at least give free laptops and tax payer paid trips to Pattaya and Geneva to his toe suckers like us.

  • 10
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    Why would a innocent man delete emails? Unless he wanted something to be hidden?

    Where is Mr. Clean, Ranil?

    • 11
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      Ranil is called Mr. Clean because he never leave any dirt, check under the carpets
      heap must be getting higher than the garbage mountain that collapsed.

  • 18
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    A principal was sentenced to 8 years for taking Rs. 25,000 as a bribe. How about Ranil, Mahendran and Alosius who stole billions from the Central Bank?

    Why didn’t CID arrest Aloysius and Arjun Mahendran when there is ample proof that they made a profit illegally at the expense of state institutions making a colossal loss to the government? They even tampered evidence not only phone but also records in the Central Bank.

    Where is the justice Mr. President? Where is the equality? 8 years jail term was given to a female principal because she hails from an ordinary family and no punishment to Ranil, Aloysius and Mahendran because they are elites? Even Ravi is continued to enjoy ministerial perks despite his resignation showstopper minus applause.

    This is the most prominent period of the selective justice in the Sri Lankan judiciary. One law to superclass rogues, one law to middleclass rogues and another law to poor class rogues. This is the worst case of abuse of power. Sickening.

    • 3
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      Chumps

      Have you ever raised your ( one sided ) points against your pay masters in your columns??
      Your not a Patriot who’s yearning for betterment of our Nation.
      Please stop being so immature and start BATTING FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL SRILANKA!! ( not by Playing cricket) Put our Nation first before protecting the Past Crooks , your Pay Masters.
      Be Fair ! We need a clean country for the future generation, so stop being one sided BARKING DOG.

    • 10
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      Contd’……..

      Shashi Weerawansa was charged for obtaining a passport submitting information containing errors. Aloysius who blatantly lied to the PCoI that he couldn’t remember the password and later tried to get access to his phone using the forgotten password is immune to the law. Why didn’t the same law that brought Shashi Weerawansa to Courts apply to Aloysius who misled the Commission with false information?

      Who gave the immunity to CEO Palisena who lied in his affidavit and the company lawyer Nihal Fernando who also confirmed all Palisena’s lies were true?

      An issue with regard to someone’s personal passport which cost zero losses to the government has been given a speedy persuasion while Ranil’s partners in crime who caused trillion rupee losses to the government are scot free.

      A former lady principal who requested Rs. 25,000 as a bribe, a first timer, was given the maximum punishment – a ‘rigorous’ imprisonment of 8 years – (In India this type of punishments are given for causing death, breaking limbs or chopping hands) while Aloysius and Mahendran were allowed to repeat the same crime for two years, and still, with no punishment at all.

      Isn’t this selective justice and double standards of Yahapalanaya/Good Governance/Lichchavi Rulers?

      While someone from superclass was granted bail considering the services rendered to the country to defeat terrorism by directing tri-forces from an air-conditioned operation room as a privilege, the same services rendered by a soldier or an intelligence officer who fought for the country with life right in the middle of the battlefield, in the same war, was not regarded as a privilege to grant bail.

      One law to the superclass, one law to the ordinary class!

      Social class and gender discrimination by the judiciary could be seen as never before under this government.

    • 0
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      Champa,

      On many matters you have an uncanny knack to hit the nail on the head!

  • 11
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    why don’t they just jail CEO kasun for lying and giving fabricated documents.This will give a clear message to aloysious when he is led in handcuffs from the commission by the police.These guys are just not taking the commission seriously because they think the mastermind of the scam will be always there to protect them from any serious harm.We all now know who is the mastermind.

  • 14
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    It is very sure, Yahapalanaya govt was far more corrupt than the Mahinda rajapakse govt. Only problem with the Mahinda Rajapkase govt, they were taking too far the progams of picking of LTTE terrorists to civilians. But, when you consider the Meethotamulla Garbage dump killing of 17 people, this govt has killed more people than the Mahinda Rajapakse govt. Up to now, Central bank robbery is a fraud. by,Now, Ranil wickramsinghe, Ravi Karunanayake, Arjun Mahendran, Aloysius and many more should have been in the jail. Malik Samarawickrama and Kabir Hassim whould have resigned from their positions. But, that will no thappen. The whole parliament is full of con-men. So, how one can expect accountability, responsibility, honesty, integrity from the lower.

  • 15
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    Its time to charge Palisena criminally for obstruction of justice. Then see how quickly he sings. Unless of course, the biggest crook of them all, RW, protects him. Because if Palisena sings, the entire deck of cards will fall.
    My money is on Captain Crook finding away to make this go away. Lets find out.

  • 13
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    The people of Sri Lanka are cursed with corrupt, incompetent, and crooked leaders.
    They are more interested in committing crimes and covering their large behinds, rather than do the honest thing, and take care of the people, their needs, and their well being. Government after government, party after party, these scumbags are ALL the same. There is no hope for us.

  • 13
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    What is there to comment??!! Its a sad, sad state of affairs. The Prime Minister still sitting with this corrupt, fat Singaporean!!
    As it has always happened, a day will come…..

  • 10
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    Obviously crooks from the beginning! may be upbringing? coupled with RW and RK best of pals with the same upbringing bringing shame to a good supposedly good school

    Yahapalana stooge in shame!

  • 7
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    Ranil please come forward and help your bunch of rogue friends. You do not have to worry since they will never disclose your involvement.

  • 11
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    So when are we going to trump up some false charges and get rid of the AG?
    Why is not RW called to give evidence?
    Harsh Malli is feeling disgusted now?
    Did he also give sanitary certificate to PTL in cope report?
    Thieves who came to catch thieves!
    Look at the faces of the non palana lot, it is all written on their faces. Do you really need evidence?

  • 14
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    Storey is getting better and better. Ranil appoints Mahendranas CB Governer. UNP Chairman & Secretary meet Governer. Ravi K issues an undated letter requesting govt funds. Mahendran wants bonds issued 10 times higher than amount advertised. Mahendran’s Son in Law is the only person bidding for this amount. Perpetual makes Rs 5000 Million profit that year from a 300 Million investment. Perpetual pays Ravis lease around $10000 a month. Ravis Chairman give Rs 145 Million from his drawer to settle Ravi’s ‘loan’ for purchasing the house. Now Perpetual had erased telephone reccords of the company.
    These people still roam free and hold influential govt positions while a scool principal is sentenced to 8 years for accepting a bribe of Rs 25000.

    WHAT A JOKE. WAKE UP VOTERS. TEACH THESE CORRUPT FROM BOTH PARTIES A VERY GOOD LESSON AT THE NEXT ELECTION.

  • 11
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    Sir,
    “The Attorney General’s department said the witness and the company must be held in contempt of the Commission.”
    Whom are you kidding? Tampering with evidence, in such a high profile crime against the nation, yet nobody is remanded? When are you going to raid Perpetual offices and Aloysius’ residences? When you are sure there will be no evidence to be recovered? What a joke! A guy who stole two coconuts in our neighborhood the other day was mercilessly beaten up. Both by passing by idiotic locals and brutal SL Police. With no money for lawyers or bail that petty thief was remanded as well. JUSTICE SL AG STYLE? The on-going JUDICIAL SCAM is the real crime. Not the BOND SCAM.
    Cheers!

  • 8
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    It’s not contempt. It’s perjury. Lock him up.
    What do you expect when the investigators are pussy-footing and losing valuable time.
    Looks like they are purposely giving the criminals time to erase all evidence … be it the Bond Scam or the Thajudeen case or the Ekneligoda disappearance.

  • 9
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    This is perjury and the guy should be in jail!

  • 4
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    Srilankan Media protects culprits from the Majority community.
    When one from the Majority community had committed a crime even after they had been found guilty as a Fraudster , Thief or a Murderer there’s a habit by the crooked Media to withhold the names so the Law abiding public would not know!
    Are the Media honestly BRIBED BY THE CRIMINALS OR BY THE FAMILY OF THE CRIMINALs ??
    Is it like giving LICENCE TO COMMIT CRIME AGAIN BY THESE INDIVIDUALS??

    Media and websites !!! Please Publish the NAMES OF THE CRIMINALS WHY DOUBLE STANDARD??
    By withholding criminals names from the Public too can be a crime.
    Shame on you Bribe takers who protects and giving license to commit crime again is a sin !
    Think about the Victims?? Why the Criminals are protected by the Media and the websites??
    Money ! Money ! Money Again by the greedy crooks from the Media.
    When it comes to Criminals ! All are criminals when charged ! There should not be double standards when publicising the criminals names on the Media.
    Are they white washing the criminals by differentiating as White Criminals ( not by colour but by their status) from
    the Black Criminals. ( Again not by colour but because of their status as a Minority or a Pauper) ?
    This is not what we expect from an Impartial Media to be true.

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      TNA should be held accountable for LTTE terrorism, but going free, Arjun in this case itself a tamil is given incredible cover..and what the hell are u saying?

      • 5
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        Racist prick Sach, you are at it again. Everything is Tamil and Sinhala to you. This is how you differentiate everything in your life as you are an ill-witted sub-human. We have the likes of MR, Basil, Gota, Gnanasara, Wimal………..what is common to them? They are all Sinhalese. Does that mean all Sinhalese are crooks? Idiot, crooks are everywhere. They come in many shapes and forms and from all ethnic backgrounds.

        We have you, Jim Shitty, that army minion Reginald Shamal Perera, KA Sumanaya, what is common to you all stupids? You are all Sinhalese? Does that mean all Sinhalese are stupid? Idiot it is time to grow up!!!!!!!

  • 7
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    I Thought CT was independent but not anymore really disgusting.

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      rohan
      other news is also having this same story.I read it before i read CT.Are you saying that CT should not have published it.In singapore whre you are would the news not have published such a story?You really disgust me.Why don’t yo stay permanently in singapore and never come back here because you don’t love this country just like your other singapore chum arjuna mahendran.You people will only think of srilanka when you can charge some fees and make some money but choose to be abroad and criticise those who expose the daylight white collar plunder of our country by politicians.

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      Rohan
      There is nothing called neutrality in real life; and independence is a relative term.
      One could at best be true to one’s self.
      Like other media institutions CT too has its agenda. But there is at least room for dissent– most of the time.

  • 4
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    In other cases, suspects are remanded, passports are impounded. But nothing has happened to this billion rupee case. What a country.

  • 4
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    What more evidence one needs to prove that the whole gang of bond scammers are liars and rogues. Arrest the lot and confiscate Perpetual’s entire investment and interests on them.

  • 1
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    Arjun has made allowance for such a need all along – shows his business brilliance.
    Or was he tipped? Shows the cunning of his puppet-master!
    Sherlock Holmes will say “Elementary Dr Watson but we never pin him down”

  • 3
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    Wait till commission give s the report. It is shameful for senior lawyers to guide corrupt
    Criminals. The more we see this type of actvities we love Ramanayakes more for exposing crooked
    defenders of the crooks

  • 3
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    I read that there’s a protest march on 12 September . Definitely going to join ! It’s time
    the people stood up to these rogues casting aside all other differences. Sri Lankans need to unite , or perish .

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