Keerthi asks Aloysius to name beneficiaries of PTL largesse As Austin gives everyone the runaround
Posted on June 3rd, 2018

Director of the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Executive, Keerthi Tennakoon, yesterday handed over a letter to Perpetual Treasuries (Pvt) Ltd (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius and its former CEO Kasun Palisena, through Welikada prison officials, requesting them to reveal the names of politicians who had received money from PTL.

“Neither President Maithripala Sirisena nor his Secretary Austin Fernando has any intention of releasing the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) report on the bond scams.

Fernando has sent us on a wild goose chase and that is why we have decided to ask Aloysius and Palisena directly about their campaign contributions.”

Tennakoon said that according to Sri Lankan laws a person could donate money to political campaigns and such donations were not illegal under election laws.


Keerthi Tennakkon at Welikada Prison to hand over a letter to Aloysius and Palisena yesterday

“Thus, there is no legal barrier for revealing the names of politicians who received money from the PTL. I have requested Aloysius to reveal the names of individuals who received his donations between January 01, 2010 and December 31, 2017,” he said.

“Due to the revelation that a large number of individuals had received money from PTL, almost all politicians are asked whether they, too, have received PTL money.”

Austin Fernando, the Secretary to the President, last week stated that anyone could obtain the full Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) report on the bond scam from the National Archives. However, when CaFFE attempted to access these documents it was revealed that those documents had been embargoed for 30 years.

4 Responses to “Keerthi asks Aloysius to name beneficiaries of PTL largesse As Austin gives everyone the runaround”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Does Keerthi Tennakoon REALLY expect Aloysius to give him that elusive LIST feared by 118 MPs?

    If he does, please tell him SELL HIM the VERAZZANO NARROWS BRIDGE in New York! GOING CHEAP … GREAT TOLL INCOME!

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Ooops! I meant to say “…. I want to SELL HIM …..”!

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    State minister, female politician among list of cash recipients

    The name of a prominent state minister and a leading female politician from Colombo have surfaced in the list of politicians who had reportedly received money from PTL chief Arjun Aloysius.

    The Criminal Investigation Department have come up with these names after having checked numerous bank accounts and related documents in their custody.

    More details of this state minister, presently said to be maintaining a close relationship with the leaders of the joint opposition, are expected to unravel in the courts proceedings to follow into the Central Bank bond scam.

    The investigators have also recorded several statements from the private staff of the female Colombo politician regarding encashment of cheques for amounts yet unknown.

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    MISERY LOVES COMPANY …. Dayasiri wants to makes sure that he does not HANG ALONE!

    Dayasiri fears for safety of vital bond scam probe documents

    June 3, 2018, 11:33 pm

    By Norman Palihawadana

    Special security measures are necessary to ensure the safety of vital documents pertaining the bond scam investigations, SLFP MP, Dayasiri Jayasekara says.

    “This is a country where drugs turn into wheat flour when they are sent for testing, “Jayasekera told The Island yesterday. “Important files have gone missing. The document containing the names of 118 individuals who took money from companies belonging to Ajun Aloysius will have a devastating impact on many powerful politicians and I won’t be surprised if are attempts to destroy it.

    Jayasekara added that President’s Secretary Austin Fernando had told him the previous week that the full report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on the bond scams could be obtained from the National Archives. “However, now it has been revealed that we can’t access those documents for 30 years. This is not acceptable. I will do my best to obtain a copy of the report by submitting an RTI application or through a court order.”

    Meanwhile, Minister John Amaratunga said that if any UNPer was found to have taken money from Aloysius, the party’s Working Committee should be convened to decide on action to be taken.

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