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Allegations against Mahendran should be proven to act on him: PM

30 June 2016 05:29 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Allegations against Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran should be proven for the government to take action against him, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

“A three-member committee was appointed to investigate the allegations against Mr Mahendran. They decided he was correct. Then the police carried out an investigation and they said there were no facts to file a case against him. Then a fundamental rights petition against Mr Mahendran was filed and that was dismissed by courts while the Committee on Public Enterprises ( COPE) is currently carrying out an investigation,” he said during an interview with Independent Television Network (ITN).

“I don’t have an intention of defending any one. The allegations against Mr. Mahendran should be proven in order to take action against him. But I won't hesitate to take action against Mr Mahendran if the allegations are proven,” he added.

The Prime Minister was responding to a question posed to him by the ITN.

Mr Wickremeisnghe said the allegation against Mr. Mahendran was in connection to a bond issue.

“We are currently carrying out investigations on this allegation and it is done in a transparent manner,” he said.


  Comments - 7

  • Gayani Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:57 PM

    Fundamental rights petition was dismissed because of a technical reason & not because CBG is not guilty. cunning politics! via DM Android App

    Lima Thursday, 30 June 2016 06:02 PM

    Mahedran is well known in banking matters. Supreme court has rejected all false allegations. The robbers of yesterday doesn't have their own one to rob anymore. So they keep on shouting.There is no need to change Mahendran.

    Konde Bandapu Cheena Thursday, 30 June 2016 07:29 PM

    So you gonna appoint Charitha Rathwatte for two months. Then you'll make Mahendran innocent and you'll make him the CBG. That's what going to happen.

    kk Thursday, 30 June 2016 07:28 PM

    Still we are in believing judicial service... eg; Champika. via DM Android App

    Depositor Friday, 01 July 2016 12:05 PM

    You DO NOT have any authority to appoint CB Governor but the Prez. Why are you so worried about Arjun via DM Android App

    Dennise R Friday, 01 July 2016 02:13 AM

    My friend the wind.............

    Unchikun Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:43 PM

    So you agree there are allegations against the governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He should have been suspended until allegations are cleared. There are no Mr. Clean's in Sri Lanka politics!

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