Six from the SLFP and 17 from the UNP are included in the 118 persons, who had received sums of between Rs. one million and Rs. 25 million from the owner of Perpetual Treasuries, says executive director of the Centre Keerthi Tennakoon.
In addition, there are other politicians who had received money from Aloysius by through other persons, Tennakoon says.
The report into the Central Bank bond sales has the names of the recipients of money from Aloysius in 842 of its pages.
They also include certain civil society activists and journalists, he says.
Anura Kumara’s challenge
Meanwhile, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says no one in his party is in that list.
He challenges the president and the prime minister to say, if possible, to tell the country likewise.
Dissanayake urges the president to reveal the names contained in the report.