Evidence of ex CB Supdt. factual: President

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President Maithripala Sirisena today said the evidence given by a former lady superintendent of the Central Bank was the factual, correct and steady evidence given by any witness called before the Presidential Commission to investigate allegations against the former governor of the Central Bank.

Addressing a ceremony organised by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Women Organisation at the SLFP Headquarters to mark International Women’s Day, the President said as a woman she had demonstrated her valour to fulfil her duty honestly and steadily.

“She had stated that she was under pressure and that there was nothing that could be done in her capacity. Her evidence is a classic example of the honesty, steadfastness and the qualities of a woman dedicated to fulfilling her duty.

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  • Ananda Friday, 10 March 2017 12:55 AM

    President should not make childish comments of the commission proceedings. This is s bad precedence. via DM Android App

    Manel Friday, 10 March 2017 04:45 AM

    Regarding some of the earlier comments here, I have been following the "Bond case" closely and what the President says is true. Now he should be bold enough to make every citizen of this country aware of what went on and recover the lost money.

    Don Friday, 10 March 2017 05:42 AM

    Did I miss something What was her testimony Is the president commenting on it before its revealed to the public via DM Android App

    Ganesh Friday, 10 March 2017 07:27 AM

    If the President can jump into a conclusion then why the commission has been set up or this is the decision in advance and unofficial because the commission of inquiry had been made by President himself .He seems to be either biased or immature .

    Perumal Friday, 10 March 2017 09:33 AM

    No, the commission is inquiring to arrive at the president's decision.

    Andrew Pitugala Friday, 10 March 2017 10:07 AM

    now that the President has arrived at the conclusions, there is no more inquiry required. The only action remaining is the punishment which also the President can decide. Is this how our justice system going to work?

    elmo Friday, 10 March 2017 10:42 AM

    I feel that the President is both immature and biased, if not stupid to utter such statements before the inquiry is over. This is a way of influencing the PCoI's decision.

    Sarath Thursday, 09 March 2017 06:22 PM

    Does this mean that the President is influencing the decision of the commission? I am just curious.

    seqi Thursday, 09 March 2017 07:00 PM

    need a Mens day...then that really would be saying something via DM Android App

    Citizen Thursday, 09 March 2017 07:23 PM

    Nice words but will the guilty be punished?

    wtf Friday, 10 March 2017 12:17 PM

    Yes she is a brave... but you are just a coward!!

    Bala Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:21 PM

    How can the President say that she was right before commission accepts her evidence as factual. Others may say someting different. It is too early to prejudge - may be she is right but must await the COI verdict- otherwise imprudent statement.

    Sofia Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:24 PM

    Very immature of the Preident to say so till the Commission gives final verdict. He may be right but should not say this at this juncture.


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