18 June, 2018

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Perpetual Treasuries Paid Millions To Arjuna Mahendran And Sujeewa Senasinghe

Perpetual Treasuries Ltd (PTL) the outfit run by Arjun Aloysius gave former Central Bank Governor and Aloysius’ father-in-law Arjuna Mahendran a total of Rs 3.2 million, the Attorney General’s Department revealed at the Chief Magistrate’s Court, Colombo, today. Apparently the money had been given in three separate cheques.

Mahendran

It is not clear why such a payment was made, although Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Yasantha Kodagoda told court that Mahendran might have used the three cheques to settle off the bill of his unlimited credit card.

PTL was the principal beneficiary of the controversial Central Bank Bond Issues in 2015 and 2016. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the time defended Mahendran, the man he hand-picked for the Governor’s post.

Meanwhile, a B report filed in Court today by the Attorney General’s Department in relation to the bond scam revealed that State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe had received three cheques of Rs.1 million each in 2015 and 2016 from W.M. Mendis & Company Ltd., a subsidiary of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd.

Senasinghe was also very vocal in claiming that there was no wrongdoing in the relevant transactions. When mobile phone records showed that he had had dozens of conversations with Aloysius, Senasinghe pleaded that this was to obtain information for a book he was wring on the subject. However it was revealed that many of the calls were made after he had published the said book.

Senasinghe

The three cheques, received in 2015 and 2016 had been cashed by members of Senasighe’s security detail.

Senasinghe has stated that he was unaware that his election campaign teams had received money from W.M. Mendis & Co Ltd., a business that Aloysius acquired after he made a billions through the bond scam. He stated ‘had I known (that the contribution was from W.M. Mendis and Co Ltd) I would not have allowed the teams handling campaign donations to accept it.’

Senasinghe, however, has not explained why anyone would contributed ‘campaign donations’ in 2016, a year in which there were no elections.

Dayasiri

Meanwhile Kodagoda also informed court that the CID would obtain a statement from Senasinghe as well as UPFA MP Dayasiri Jayasekara regarding the cheque of Rs.1 million he is alleged to have received in 2015 from Walt & Row Associates, a PTL-related Group Company. Jayasekera admitted that he had indeed received this amount but said that he did not know where the donation had come from.

It has been alleged that more than 160 MPs had received money from either PTL or one of its subsidiaries. A full list of beneficiaries is yet to be revealed to the public.

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    SL is the land of opportunities for those with no morals or scruples. For such people, politicians & govt. officials are at hand to assist, happy with the (relative) crumbs thrown at them. Since they have no conscience, can sleep at nights, & as for friends, money can buy a lot of them, after all, they are all in the club. So who cares what the people think, people have short memories. The cancer has spread all over & it’s terminal for SL, all we can expect is a slow & painful death. It won’t be long before SL is another Haiti/ Zimbabwe/Venezuela, if not already.

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    Semasinghe Pad(u)ded 3 cheques via the body guards. What is the big deal ?3 million will not even get you a good car. In today’s rates it is only about USD 19,100. Aiyo small change no.?

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    Ajith: There was a PArtial list of those who got money from the bond scam in one web page. I wrote those in CT. CT hid and is hiding those things saying their publication policy. At the same time, the other webs ite also had removed the list. Anyway, What Sumjeewa senasinghe got should be the Rs 300 million package as his assets during the last few years exceed Rs 100 million. I heard it is three hosues and the car permit. there may be more. That article said, Rishad Bathuiuddin, Rauf HAkeem and Even Bathiuddin’s FIVE security guards, Two Tamil drives from Tamil politicians are included IT is 118 Politicians and rest Ministry Sectreataries, their children, Vasudeva Nanayakkeara and another Female Nanayakkara, Ranil’s relatives. 33 people from Ranil’s office, 12 people from Maithripala sirisen’s office are in ther list.

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      Jim,
      Thanks for this information.

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    Did Arjun Mahendran robbed Edirisinghe Trust Investment (ETI) as well? Knowing that this company is facing financial problems Central Bank under Mahendran had not taken any action. Billions of Rupees have evaporated and no clue at all what happened to that money. Present Governor has admitted that there have been lapses in the part of Central Bank. The members of Supervisory Body for Non-Bank Financial Institutions are paid by tax payers to monitor these institutions and save the depositors. What the hell they did? The members of Supervisory Body for Non-Bank Financial Institutions should be held responsible for this financial scandal.

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      Blind Eagle,
      Why were you so dumb to invest in ETI? Because of higher interest?
      Why should the Central Bank use OUR money to bail out foolish depositors?

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    Grafts: Come on people, Arjun is Aloysius’s father in law. I don’t see anything wrong in Mahendran getting 3.2 million from his son in law. In fact we should cheer that because it is a dowry in reverse. I wish my son in law was that generous.

    What we should be worried about is how much this or that riff raff got but how much the Green Man got.

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    Just before the 08 January 2015 elections, we were pummelled with allegations of misappropriation running into millions of DOLLARS. The last being 16 BILLION DOLLARS. We were shocked!
    MR thought he can still sail through but he got it wrong.
    By the way, this was the ONLY election since independence when the infamous language/religion-divide was NOT raised.
    But now we are being flooded with PTL money channeled in millions of SL RUPEES. Started with the Dayasiri confession.
    Leaked by PTL or does someone has access to PTL cheque transactions?
    .
    The next election will NOT be about corruption/nepotism/impunity. The language/religion-divide will be resurrected. At the recent LG elections, Basil proved through SLPP that this divide is again a winner.

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    Ravi K moves into the pent house of his wife without asking how got it !
    Dayasiri Knows he received money but doesn’t know from where ! And
    Sujeewa has a team to handle it and Alosius is so generous that he does
    not claim credit for his helps . On top of all these , Ranil Mr Clean , he
    has no EYES and no EARS and only the TONGUE ! WHERE ARE YOU GOING ?
    CAN’T YOU SEE SILVA , WE ARE GOING YAHAPALANAYA ! RANIL DRIVER,
    MY 3 CONDUCTOR , MAHENDRAN THE BANKER AND ALOSIUS CHEQUE
    BOOK HOLDER !

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    Sujeewa Senasinghe says if anyoneproves that he was given money by Arjun, he would quit. Howabout KARU JAYASOORIYA SPEaKER OF THE house saying therer is no list. but a list of all the Politician seceretaries, relatives, Sexretaries son, wives, some Communist party MPs and theive wives go tmoney .Dept of LAw and order, justice got money all was published. For KAru Jayasooriay there is no anything like that.

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    This is only the tip of the iceberg. Once exposed they come before the media and play the part of the innocent and wrongfully implicated. This is true for the previous as well as the present regimes.

    Our media continue to provide exposure to them and the voters keel in front of them for free handouts, employment, contracts etc.

    These suckers will continue to survive until our VOTERS, who are idiots, keep voting for all such crooks.

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    What is needed is a no hanky panky straight shooter as a new Attorney General urgently to clear the mess. The present AG’s time has come to be sent to pasture; practically nothing gets done. The department is a joke.
    The law and order and the judicial system needs a radicle change as well with outside help if the culture of impunity is to stop.
    The local experts are incapable of solving the chaotic situation the country is in.

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    We, the people have to get themselves punished by committing suicide for putting these rogues into power.

    So the saints like senasinghe can donate stolen money for mass funeral.

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    I would like to strike a different note. To me almost all politicians are up to some sort of trick to amass wealth for seven generations (හත් මුුතු පරම්මරාවටම හම්බ කිරීම). What is hilarious that the present lot are getting exposed like nothing. Examples: (1) Checks written in their favor and en-cashing the same. (2) Paying rent to penthouses (3) Getting caught red-handed when counting money in hotel car parks and counting it twice over to verify the sum. The previous lot, especially ones at the top those days did a neater job. Three and a half years gone and none of them are truly exposed either in a commission of inquiry or a high ranking official in the AG’s department making an allegation in open court leave alone putting them behind bars. So now the question that we have to ask ourselves is that whether we voted one set of rogues and undesirables in preference to another.

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      Yes we voted against a set of smart rogues and got a stupid set in their place.

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    both should be in jail

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    Sujeeva Senasinghe is a right royal bag of shit.

    He is insulting the average intelligence of all Srilankans even though they have lower IQs.

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    Wonder whether there is any pattern in the exposures……….So far the names that have come out from UNP ranks (Ravi K, Sujeeva etc) appears to be of those who criticize Ranil or those who could be threats to his dominance.

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    The way things are going it is inevitable Karu J will become our next President very soon

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    Bond Scam was mastermind by Ranil Wickremesinghe as a fund raiser to elections. Chandrasekara hold lots of documented evidence with regard to this.

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    Is there a single parliamentarian who only lives on the salary or stipend he gets from the government, is this enough to live and do campaigns re-election and so on. all the luxuries they enjoy- cars, luxury houses, extravagant foreign trips, can all these paid from the salary they earn.

    The name of just one person would do,

    If not we are all just fooling ourselves discussing about this subject

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    How to bring Mahendra Back: This is how it can be done. Gota even got a powerful figure such as KP back. Compared to that powerful Tiger, a purring cat (may be he has stopped purring now) like Mahendra will be Cashew eating stuff for Gota. If you really want to bring him back and put him to trial, vote for Gota and forget about the Great Green Man and his boss – the braying donkey.

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      Edwin the stupid fellow. Ask Gota and MR the truth about arrest of KP. This was a stage managed one. After the war and demise of Prabaharan, those who were having LTTE money wanted to swindle it. KP self declared himself as the head of LTTE and tried to bring all the money under him. This was fiercely opposed by some others who also wanted to control the money. KP was threatened with death. He was living in Thailand where he had no security cover, and as an insider to LTTE capability, he took no chance and arranged for the “arrest”. Look at the way it took place. KP had informed MR and Gota that he is having LTTE funds and would like to invest it in Sri Lanka, of course with commission to both of them. He had come to Malaysia supposedly on a visit but actually to discus this with government officials, and was promptly taken into custody. Do you think that any LTTE person will trust any government official and make this silly move. Unfortunately KP could not get his hands on LTTE funds as others took charge of it. Find out about how KP is being treated by government even the present one. Is it like a prisoner or a state guest. Why did Gota or MR not take legal action against KP to sentence him. Do not try to compare this with that of Arjuna Mahendran’s case where a legal process has to take place. Even if MR or Gota come to power they will have to follow international procedures, and if not Singapore will make them to eat humble Kavung.

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    The ‘Lesson Learned’ is follow the leader who is expert at it.
    “Expert at what?”, you may ask. Surely the answer is obvious.

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    How to bring Mahendra Back -2: As an inside job expert who wrote his own thesis, checked and passed it himself and then awarded the title of Dosthara to himself, we cannot dismiss your claims about KP just like that. So, what you say is that, it was just like the bumping off of your God Pirapaharan, which was also a similar operation arranged between Gota and VP to save his ass – and to hell with other Tamil asses. But something went wrong. Army Private Nimal Maharage who was unaware of all this noticed something like a medium sized whale swimming towards the shore in Nanthikadal and let out the challenge, ‘who goes there’. The Army trains its soldiers well to follow the rules of war and shoot only when required.

    So, what went wrong? It was the attempt by VP to speak Sinhala that caused the tragedy. Prabha’s response ‘Shingala Muniya Maranne Ne’ was wrongly interpreted as ‘Shingala Muniya inne Maranna Ne’, (the stupid Sinhala are there to be killed). The T-56 spoke and VP lay dead at the feet of Army Pvt Nimal Maharage (GCE OL 3A’s & 5S’s).

    Coming back to KP, you are asking me, “do you think that any LTTE person will trust any government official and make this silly move”. Of course not. If I were a Tamil crook and a terrorist on top of it, I would not trust anyone other than another Kallathoni (like you, for example). I fully agree with that.

    The important thing is that, by hook or crook, we got the money. Every bit of it – proving that the winner takes it all.

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      Let the PM induce Mahendran to come back and start another Bond Scheme (Scam) with his blessings, This will certainly entice him.

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