Aug 02, 2017

Aloysius used wife’s phone to gain access to his phone account! Featured

The presidential commission investigating the Central Bank bond sales will issue an order today (02) for the password of the mobile phone used by Perpetual Treasuries director Arjun Aloysius.

This follows a request made by lawyers for the prosecution yesterday.

The lawyer for Aloysius told the commission that his client had bought the mobile phone in Singapore, and that he has now forgotten both its user name and password.

Attempts made in preceding 48 hrs

However, it came to light at the commission hearing that attempts had been made in the preceding 48 hours to gain access to the account through the mobile phone of Aloysius’ wife.

Senior additional solicitor general Yasantha Kodagoda remarked that there could have been no intention by that other than to enter the account and delete the data contained in the phone.

The Attorney General’s Department requested an order to prevent Aloysius from gaining access to his mobile account by using other appliances.

Contempt of court

The commission had ordered Aloysius to handover the communication equipment he had used since 2015, but he had since handed over the phone he had used in the past six months only.

Noting that this amounts to contempt of court, Kodagoda also asked the commission to issue an order to take legal action against Aloysius.