Death Threats Force Annika Wijesuriya To Leave The Country: AG’s Department Tells Bond Commission

The Attorney General’s Department this morning informed the Presidential Commission investigating the Treasury bond issue that Annika Wijesuriya - who testified against former Minister Ravi Karunanayake - has left the country after receiving death threats.

Annika Wijesuriya, on July 23, testified that Arjun Aloysius had paid a monthly lease of Rs. 4.1 million on behalf of then Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake; which revelation led to the public resignation of the Minister who was in charge of Foreign Affairs at the time.

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry is currently investigating the Treasury bond auctions of February 2015 and March 2016 during which Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) made unprecedented gains. 

Former Director of Perpetual Treasuries Arjun Aloysius's father-in-law Arjuna Mahendran was Governor of the Central Bank at the time and the two are accused of insider trading. 

 

 

 

 

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