Don’t reappoint Mahendran: Civil society groups tell MS, RW

17 June 2016 05:26 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Several civil society organizations including the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) met the President and the Prime Minister today and requested them not to reappoint Central Bank (CB) Governor Arjuna Mahendran until an inquiry was carried out into the CB Bond scam.

NMSJ Convener Saman Ratnapriya said they had also requested to appoint a special court dedicated to hear cases of fraud and corruption, modify the VAT, and introduce Capital Gains Tax and not to disband the FCID.

“The two leaders assured us that the Capital Gains Tax would be introduced and said the other proposals submitted by us would also be considered,” he said.

  Comments - 5

  • Hawk Eye Saturday, 18 June 2016 10:16 AM

    Appointing or not is not the question,but they should forward the cause for such decision, otherwise let thePresident,Prime Minister with Finance Minister take the decision.Playing with Finance of Mother Lanka is like touching out heart,so please every body keep away.We have got large sum credit due to the confidence of the our present policy,with managing the capability of the finance.

    Premalal Saturday, 18 June 2016 10:17 AM

    The only friend this man seem to have is Ranil Wickremasinhe. What a pathetic situation?

    Devaka Sunday, 19 June 2016 12:55 PM

    The cause for not reappointing is known to everybody. The bond scam is unprecedented in history.

    Henry Sunday, 19 June 2016 04:23 PM

    Nothing will happens as his God Father is PM

    Henry Sunday, 19 June 2016 04:26 PM

    Bihiri Aliyaata veena gayala wedak thiyei da?

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