Aloysius Attempted To Delete Back-Up Data Using Wife’s Phone

Former Perpetual Treasuries Director Arjun Aloysius has attempted to delete backup data on his Apple account using his wife’s phone, the Attorney General’s Department told the Bond Commission today.

 Aloysius is being investigated into links with Perpetual Treasuries, which made unprecedented gains at the issuance of Treasury bonds in 2016, while his father-in-law Arjuna Mahendran was at the helm of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. 

On July 24 the PCoI investigating the Treasury Bond issue asked former Perpetual Treasuries director Arjun Aloysius to hand over all communications devices used during the period 2015 – 2016 to the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) team attached to the PCoI.

Aloysius complied but the Attorney General’s Department informed the PCoI the devices were those used only for a period of six months. Aloysius had also claimed to have forgotten the username and password combination to unlock his Apple account.

Yesterday, lawyers appearing for Aloysius told the PCoI their client wanted permission to purchase a new SIM card as he was inconvenienced by the absence of one. His request was rejected and he was asked to remember his password, or face the implications.

The Presidential Commission appointed to investigate the Treasury Bond issue consists of Supreme Court Judges Kankanithanthri T. Chitrasiri, Prasanna Sujeewa Jayawardena and former Deputy Auditor General Kandasamy Velupillai.