National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said today Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran had spent Rs.14.5 million for his personal expenses between February and December last year using the credit card issued by the central bank.
He asked President Maithripala Sirisena whether he would re-appoint such a person to the post.
Mr. Weerawansa said showing a document that Mr. Mahendran had paid hotel bills amounting to Rs.4.7 million, Rs.3.6 million for food and Rs.1.7 million for entertainment during the eleven months.
“He has spent Rs.10, 000 a day for food and Rs.5, 000 a day for entertainment while Rs.650, 000 was paid for domestic travel and Rs.2.1 million for his clothes,”he said and asked how the country’s economy could be developed when public money was spent in such an irresponsible manner.
He said even though the government was accusing the previous government, it was committing even worse frauds and corruption in broad daylight and that when these financial crimes were pointed out that they had to go to the FCID and to the Courts.
The Central Bank Governor was one of the main people responsible for the economic crisis in the country and alleged that the Central Bank had been unable to play its role strengthening the rupee and maintaining Foreign Assets. (Ajith Siriwardana)
Mr Prime minister.this is the time to made a decision against him . get rid of him and appoint some senior professionals person .
S B Lokuge Thursday, 02 June 2016 04:32 PM
This governor Mahendran is no different to the governors of the North and East provincial councils. The three of them are working in their own ways to destroy the country.
BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 02 June 2016 04:38 PM
Let us wait for the CB Gov to respond, I am sure their will be a valid detail of this. However can you respond how your wife Shashi accompanied MaRa on chartered flights on official visits abroad on public expense and on what basis did she go???
sobers Thursday, 02 June 2016 04:46 PM
Far much less than your frauds.
Silva Thursday, 02 June 2016 04:46 PM
Hey, sure, CB chief has to be kicked out but not for this spending bcos 14.5mln for 11 months, thats 43939/- per day is not too bad for a CB governor. He should be kicked for the scams !
gayan Thursday, 02 June 2016 05:02 PM
Poor tax payers money....robbing daylight... Ane ape salli katada kiyanne...
Hadam Thursday, 02 June 2016 05:05 PM
Well said, we'll have accept the truth no matter who says it, he must not be re appointed again.
Steve Friday, 03 June 2016 06:33 PM
This should be brought in to FCID and scrutinized.
Arjuna Ranawana Thursday, 02 June 2016 05:17 PM
How much you had spent Govt. fund during the last regime
Upul Thursday, 02 June 2016 05:26 PM
If this is true, then this CB governor should be kicked out right away. Dont they have any guilt when spending poor taxpayers money like this? Shame on these so called big wigs and the people who protect them.
citizen a Thursday, 02 June 2016 05:49 PM
How did he get the bills? Also what was his electricity Bill during the good old days
communalist banda Thursday, 02 June 2016 06:46 PM
Wise Donkey Thursday, 02 June 2016 06:50 PM
See who is talking? He will make an ideal couple with Gamanpila!
truth Thursday, 02 June 2016 06:54 PM
Dear WW, can we have a comparison with MR's spending for 11 months in office?
Paper presideny Thursday, 02 June 2016 07:05 PM
ohho public money what about 25 milion bus halt via DM Android App
Malcolm Thursday, 02 June 2016 07:07 PM
Shame on you PM and President!YOU are responsible for this man's unacceptable spending.
gamini.seekkubadu Thursday, 02 June 2016 07:14 PM
Seems that He didn't any lession from you Wimal.....teach him how to do it without any trace just like you all did....!!
desilco Thursday, 02 June 2016 07:16 PM
wimal weerawanse seems to have forgotten how much he spent hiring vehicles for all and sundry when he was ministerOVA DENU PARAHATA, THAMA SAMMATHE SITA"
Cobra Thursday, 02 June 2016 07:29 PM
A case of pot calling the kettle black. Wait till WW's frauds and thievery comes to light!!!
citizens Thursday, 02 June 2016 08:37 PM
when is he going to FCID via DM Android App
Madlin Thursday, 02 June 2016 09:04 PM
Ha ha this is said by Lemon Puff credibility is a big question via DM Android App
kasun Thursday, 02 June 2016 09:06 PM
As CB governor he has to make foreign trips which the bank needs to pay. Can this guy provide a comparison with what was spent by cabba?
Bala Thursday, 02 June 2016 09:15 PM
Calm down people. it is only money....14.5 million in cash. The CB can print that money in one shift
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