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Maithri pledges support to Golden Key depositors

24 July 2015 03:02 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

President Maithripala Sirisena today said he would appoint a committee headed by a retired judge to investigate fraud related to the Golden Key case.

Speaking at a function to refund Golden Key depositors, Mr. Sirisena said the depositors had to suffer due to financial companies failing to follow stipulated government guidelines.

"The injustice done to Golden Key depositors was one of the worst disasters in the country’s financial sector, and the government at that time must take responsibility for it,” the president said.

He expressed sympathy to the depositors for their financial losses, and pledged that the government would do its utmost to support them.

He said this would be a case where the government practices good governance as per the pledge given at the last presidential election.

  Comments - 7

  • nihal1988 Friday, 24 July 2015 10:00 PM

    There is a misconception carried out that the money for the payments are through the govt reserves. Please be acknowledged that the moneys are paid through liquidation of Gk assets. Thank you yahapalanaya- A humble depositor

    Sara Friday, 24 July 2015 10:17 PM

    Who is the gentleman who is standing beside the HE?

    Donald Duck Friday, 24 July 2015 10:50 PM

    So CB hora Arjuna got MS in to his pocket too. Lol.

    Bert Friday, 24 July 2015 11:05 PM

    Why is the President standing next to the disgraced Govornor ? Tarnishes the good name of the Govornor.

    Jeff Friday, 24 July 2015 11:20 PM

    Good move. People responsible for the bankruptcy of Golden Key and death of over hundred people should be held liable for this tragedy.

    Gp Saturday, 25 July 2015 08:10 PM

    Sir,Thank you for giving us 41%what about the balance 59%

    solico Saturday, 25 July 2015 06:50 AM

    chanda gundu. is it with the government money that you are paying the depositors for them laundering their black money even after getting very high interest. money from the bond issue must be using for this.

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