Court rejects Aloysius’ request to go abroad

Published : 9:16 am  October 26, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 

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  •  Counsel says Aloysius had to leave on an urgent business trip  

 

By Yoshitha Perera   

The Colombo Fort Magistrate Court yesterday rejected a request made by Perpetual Treasuries Limited owner Arjun Aloysius to remove his travel ban.   

The request was made by Aloysius Counsel Jeewantha Jayatileka who claimed that the ban infringed on Aloysius’s fundamental right to travel. The Counsel also stated that Aloysius had to leave on an urgent business trip which would span three months.   

 

My client is a businessman and PTL has fifteen companies connected to it. He has to travel frequently as he holds dual citizenship and his family lives abroad


dgrfcFilling the motion Jayatileka said his client was not a suspect in any court case and therefore the ban violated his right to travel. “My client is a businessman and PTL has fifteen companies connected to it. He has to travel frequently as he holds dual citizenship and his family lives abroad,” he said.   


After considering all the facts, Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne rejected the request made by the Counsel and said that Court reports cited Aloysius as a suspect.   


The travel ban was imposed on October 02 by the Colombo Magistrate Court on Arjun Aloysius, Perpetual Treasuries CEO Kasun Palisena, its Chief Dealer Nuwan Salgado and IT Executive Sachith Devathantri after the CID filed a facts report in Court over the alleged deletion of phone calls and data from PTL’s voice recording system and fabricating evidence given to the Bond Commission.   

 

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