Controversy over Sri Lanka’s Perpetual Treasuries tampering evidence: report

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Perpetual Treasuries, a primary dealer at the centre of a massive securities scam has tampered with evidence in a telephone recording system, state counsellors have alleged at a commission of inquiry, reports said.

Perpetual Treasuries had submitted phone recordings to a Presidential Commission of Inquiry without dates and times which were not the original data captured by the phone recording system, Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror newspaper reported.

Assistant Solicitor General Dappula De Livera has requested the commission to start contempt proceedings against Perpetual Chief Executive Kasun Palisena.

Nalin Dharmaratne, Chief Engineer of Metrpolitan Ltd, the vendor of the phone recording system has testified at the commission that the phone recording system had been re-installed on July 06, 2017, without their knowledge. 

The original data stored as .wav files had been replace, he had said. Other data connected to the .wave files had been deleted, he has said. The changes had been identified by the parent company which supplied the system, the commission was told.

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