Alleged false evidence: CID files case against Ravi | Daily News

Alleged false evidence: CID files case against Ravi

The Criminal Investigations Department yesterday, filed a case against MP Ravi Karunanayake before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly providing false evidence before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the Treasury Bond issue.

Senior State Counsel Lakmini Girihagama appearing on behalf of the Attorney General, informed Court that the CID would obtain statements from MP Karunanayake and Perpetual Treasuries Limited beneficiary owner Arjuna Aloysius. MP Ravi Karunanayake was also named as a suspect in this case.

SSC Girihagama pleaded an order from the Magistrate to obtain telephone call records regarding a few persons related to this case and also asked for an order to obtain all transaction documents done by MP Ravi Karunanayake through Global Transportation Logistics from January 1, 2015 to August 2, 2017. This company belonged to MP Karunanayake, SSC Girihagama added.

Girihagama stated that the CID would obtain statements from MP Karunanayake, his wife Mela Karunanayake, their daughter, Arjuna Aloysius, Chairman of the Bond Commission Sumathipala Udugamasooriya and B.K.R. Sinnaiah.

“MP Karunanayake provided false evidence regarding five matters before the Presidential Commission appointed to probe the Treasury Bond issue,” Girihagama said.

Girihagama also submitted that CEO of Perpetual Treasuries Limited Kasun Palisena, A. Samuel and B.B.G.R. Sinnaiya also provided false evidence before the Bond Commission.

After considering the evidence, the Magistrate ordered Global Transportation Logistics and Telecom companies to submit all details requested by the CID. He ordered the CID to submit the investigation progress report on September 28.


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