Bond scam: State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe says he did not accept money

Bond scam: State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe says he did not accept money

Written by Staff Writer

09 Jun, 2018 | 1:21 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe convened a media briefing today (June 8) to respond to the expose’ claiming that he had obtained three separate cheques from W. M. Mendis and Company which is part of the Perpetual Group.

The state minister said he had never taken money from business as it is against his policies and noted that he only accepts funds from friends who volunteer to help him. He went on to say he did not know who the owner of W.M.Mendis and Company was until it came to light in 2015.

“I was not even aware of these cheques. The cheques were collected by my campaign team and encashed to make payments,” state minister Senasinghe added.

As a impartial, News provider we strongly believe no person, including the secretary to the President, has any right to prevent the facts revealed via the presidential commission of inquiry from being made public. The people of this country believe the president’s secretary, a seasoned public servant would not resort to such actions.

It is in fact the aspiration of the people that those involved in the largest financial scam in the country, the bond scam, are brought before the law.

According to the Attorney General”s Department, the present investigations are based on two objectives;

1. To locate the money trail of the loot of this scam. ie, how the proceeds of the bond scam were given to W. M. Mendis and Company and Walt And Row Associates by Perpetual Treasuries Limited and thereafter given to other parties.

02. To assist the authorities to confiscate the proceeds of crime.

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