July 19, Colombo: Central Bank bond scam suspect, former director of Perpetual Treasuries Limited Arjun Aloysius has had contacts with criminals using mobile phones, the information obtained from the SIM cards found in his prison cell has revealed.
This was disclosed when the Central Bank bond scam case was called before the Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.
Deputy Solicitor General Senior State Counsel Haripriya Jayasundara appearing for Attorney General told the court today that further investigations are being carried out regarding the five SIM cards found in the suspect's cell.
She said information on one of the SIM cards have not been received yet from the relevant phone company and further submissions would be made to the court after the investigations are completed.
The State Counsel also pointed out that Perpetual Treasuries as a primary dealer of The Central Bank has violated the Finance Act by breaking the terms of bond auctions.
She informed the court that the Perpetual Treasuries has been ordered by the court to submit a report on the information of the third party to which the bond scam money was remitted but the company has not done that yet.
The court has ordered four other companies belonging to Perpetual Treasuries to provide this information and the chairman of the Perpetual Treasuries Geoffrey Aloysius has not done that yet, Senior State Counsel Jayasundera told Court.
When the case was called this at 1:40 this afternoon, the President's Counsel Anil Silva, appearing for suspect Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena, said his clients did not have any food or drink since 6 am.
Accordingly, the magistrate called prison officials advised them to ensure that the suspects' needs are met with the same care given to a normal person.