COLOMBO (News 1st) – JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa says that he never had any contact with Arjun Aloysius of Perpetual Treasuries. Addressing an event in Kalutara on Thursday (May 21st), Jayatissa explained that there are 4 JVP members in COPE and that no one from the JVP had any contacts with the group.
While reiterating that the JVP MPs never made or received calls from Arjun Aloysius and never had SMS interactions with him, Jayatissa stated that he knew of one UNP MP from the Gampaha district, who was seated next to him during the latter stage of the COPE inquiry on the Central Bank Bond Scam, who received calls from Arjun Aloysius.
“It happened when the COPE report was to be published. This is what is being reported in the CID report as well. Do you think the call was to inquire about their well being? No. It was for the monetary transaction. The CID has questioned their security officers if they encashed cheques or not” continued the MP.