Ananda Perera borrowed money from me on February 20th of 2009. His sister Rushana Shamali Perera is the person who recommended him as a trustworthy individual. The money was to be paid back with interest within three weeks. He wanted the money in cash.
He issued me a note from his company CeCors, inc. His title was VP and CTO (chief technology officer). When I did not hear from him for about two months, I called him. He said that his business was not doing well and that he would pay back the money asap. Time went by and there was no money paid. When I kept calling him, he stopped answering the phone. After a few months he changed his phone number. I found that number and was able to get in touch with him. At that time he said that he was liquidating some assets and that he would pay me back the money soon. At this point, I was suspicious. When I got a hold of him at this time, he said that he was cashing his 401K and that the company had credited his money to somebody else. [continued below]....
..... He promised to have that resolved and pay back my money.
Every time I spoke to him, he had an excuse and promised to pay back the money. After some time he stopped answering his phone and no text messages.
At this point I contacted an attorney. He went through the note and sent him a letter of demand. The attorney also found out that the CeCors, inc had not been operating for over two years. The attorney called the bank where I gave him the money and inquired about the possibility of obtaining a copy of the video of my handing him the cash in the bank. They agreed to provide that if there was a lawsuit. I was ready to sue Ananda Perera. But since he has no assets ( no property, car etc) I was not going to recover my money. The attorney wanted to go after him for fraud.
It will be four years very soon. These people are common criminals. Stealing money from innocent people to live. They drive expensive cars and enjoy life with other people's money. How they sleep at night is the big question. He could have worked at McDonald's and paid back my money, but why do that when you can screw people and get money?.
Since this happened, I have found out that he had played out a lot of people for money. I will continue to spread the word about him. More people know about him the better. I am not sure about his sister, but she could be involved in this scam of his.
There is another report on him in this website. Read: Report: #822237
In that report the author says that Ananda Perera has promised to make things right, but if I were him, I'd be careful and wait till the money is paid back. He promises without following through. I hope to see these people brought to justice soon. That day will come sooner than later.