Oct 01, 2018

W.M. Mendis Co. lawyer threatened with disrobing Featured

Legal advisor to W.M. Mendis Company, Bogodage Chandana Perera, has been threatened by a top official of the Attorney General’s Department

The official has warned him that he would be disrobed.

Perera is a member of the legal team of Kolitha Dharmawardena, who appears for the Company in the controversial Central Bank bond matter cases.

He has complained to the chief justice, attorney general, justice minister, law and order minister, IGP, CID and the Bar Association in writing about this threat.

The complaint says additional solicitor general Yasantha Kodagoda and three other officials of the AG’s Department had summoned him and threatened him with a demand to reveal information about a certain matter.

According to reports relating to the CB bond case, Perpetual Treasuries has three other related companies – Perpetual Capital, Perpetual Assets and W.M. Mendis.

Four officials of W.M. Mendis Company were told to be present at the CID to record a statement with regard to three cheques that had gone missing from the company.

Before departing for the CID, they had met lawyer Perera at Hotel Taprobane in Colombo to receive advice.

After coming to know about that meeting, the top AG’s Dept. official summoned him on September 12 and told him to conceal evidence, with the above threat, says the complainant.

He adds that he met presidents’ counsel Upul Jayasuriya and obtained legal advice.

Given below are the documents concerned: