According to a B report filed in Court today by the prosecution in connection with the inquiry into the CB bond scam, State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe had received three cheques of Rs.1 million each in 2015 and 2016 from W.M. Mendis & Company Ltd., a subsidiary of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd.
The report stated that a former Sub Inspector, who was a member of the state minister’s security detail, had cashed one of the three cheques received in 2015 at a bank in Slave Island.
The other two cheques received in 2015 and 2016 were cashed by two other police officers attached to the state minister’s security detail.
‘m unaware my campaign teams received Rs.3mn: Sujeewa
In response to what transpired in court, State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said he was unaware that his campaign teams received cheques worth Rs.3 million from W.M. Mendis & Company Limited.
The State Minister told Daily Mirror that he had five teams handling various aspects of his campaign at the 2015 parliamentary elections.
“These committees collected donations from well-wishers for campaign financing. Every financial activity was handled by a gentleman named Amal the campaign teams are unaware of a nexus with W.M. Mendis & Company. Had I known, I would not have allowed them to accept anything,” he said.