The Presidential Commission to inquire into the Central Bank bond yesterday (16th) revealed that five members of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) have had telephone conversations with Arjun Aloysius.
This was revealed when two officers of the CID, who had carried out investigations in connection with the bond scam that had been committed when Mr. Arjun Mahendran was the Governor of the Central Bank, were summoned to the Commission to give evidence.
A report that included a document containing relevant telephone conversations was presented to the Commission by the CID.
Sujeewa Senasinghe, Dayasiri Jayasekera, Ajith P. Perera, Harshana Rajakaruna and Hector Appuhamy are COPE members who have had telephone conversations with Arjun Aloysius according to this report.
According to the information revealed by the CID Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera had talked over the telephone to Mr. Arjun Aloysius, the owner of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd. twice, the State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe 62 times, Deputy Minister Ajith Perera twice, Parliamentarian Hector Appuhamy 23 times and Parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna 23 times.
Among these five Messrs. Ajith P. Perera, Harshana Rajakaruna and Hector Appuhamy are members of the famous ‘footnote’ clique.