Feb 02, 2018

Court order prevents Janayugaya ownership change Featured

Colombo Fort magistrate Lanka Jayaratne has issued an order preventing the gifting, transferring or investing in assets and funds of Arjun Aloysius’ Perpetual Treasuries Company.

She gave the instruction today (02) in order to support the investigation into the CB bond auction following a request by senior deputy solicitor general Yasantha Kodagoda.

The first ‘B’ report of the case was presented to the court at the hearing.

Kodagoda appeared on behalf of the attorney general’s department, while CID was represented by its director Shani Abeysekara.

Ordering ex-CB governor Arjun Mahendran to be present at the CID before February 15 to give a statement, the magistrate instructed that an English version of the order be given to Mahendran through Interpol.

How the order will affect Dilith’s plan

The talk in the political circle is that the AG’s Dept. has hurriedly obtained this order to prevent Ada Derana chairman Dilith Jayaweera from buying Aloysius’ Janayugaya newspaper.

Sirasa and several other media have been reporting since last night that Jayaweera and Aloysius have reached agreement to buy the printing press of the newspaper.

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