With reference to the story headlined “CID to grill Kotelawala” which appeared last week where it was stated that Mr Nihal Peiris has been appointed as the acting Deputy Chairman of the Golden Key Credit Card Company, Mr Peiris says this is incorrect.
In a letter to the newspaper, he says, he has ‘never been appointed even as a director of the said company and I categorically state that what you have mentioned in the paper is completely incorrect.’
Reporter says – Mr Peiris was referred to as ‘acting Deputy Chairman’ in the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s court on Wednesday, March 11. Deputy Solicitor General Sarath Jayamanne told court that acting Deputy Chairman Nihal Peiris should facilitate the functioning of Golden Key and that he should take responsibilty for the state of affairs at GK. On an earlier occasion too in court Mr Jayamanne referred to Mr Peiris as ‘acting Deputy Chairman’