Central Bank’s former governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said yesterday he would gladly go before a presidential commission if such a commission was set up to probe alleged bond irregularities from 2008 to 2014.
“If there is commission that the Prime Minister wants to set up, please tell me I will go before it. I will be at my home, the address of which is known. I’m not from Singapore but from Colombo,” he said.
Mr. Cabraal said he hoped there would be commissions to probe the ‘Australian issue’, the alleged central expressway frauds and the fertilizer crisis.
He told a news briefing said if there was a single fraud during the time he was the CB governor, the Prime Minister would have taken action.
“If there were such issues during my time, I should have been in jail now. The issue is who should take responsibility for this bond scam? Can anyone find Arjuna Mahendran today? Is he even in Sri Lanka,” he asked.
Mr. Cabraal rejected allegations that large scale frauds relating to Bond transactions had taken place during his tenure saying the allegations were baseless.
“On August 19, 2016 the then finance minister Ravi Karunanayake requested the President for a report of Bond transactions from 2008 to 2014. The report was given on January 16, 2017. The report clearly states there was nothing wrong. I request the President to go through this document,” he said.
Mr Cabraal, you have been always an honest gentleman. But, there is a small issue with the report of January 2017. It is not in "swabasha" but in English. Somebody has to translate it to "swabasha" for him to understand it. After that, he will be OK.
You a crook Tuesday, 09 January 2018 06:27 PM
Simple question/anwearHow much you spent
cheers Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:05 AM
Oops Cabral's comments just before the election will be a down fall of UNP/SLFP and Maithree/ Ranil platoon. Well done Mr Cabral
sena* Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:19 AM
UNP has shown that their expertise in such frauds as plundering of central bank,so therefore it should go even before 2008, though Niward has said nothing wrong during his period we should not believe him,we r ember in Pitipana report said nothing wrong happened in this fraud also
Coconut Donkey Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:45 AM
You're going down too boy... don't you worry about that.
Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 09 January 2018 11:02 AM
How can Cabraal know what happened during his time as Governor in the Central Bank? As a small accountant, he was not capable of running the central bank.
karsha Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:49 PM
that is why he was not made the Gov. ha ha ha ha
Wiseman Tuesday, 09 January 2018 02:05 PM
Mr. Cabraal, remember that you are not too far behind Arjuna Mahendran.
BV Tuesday, 09 January 2018 03:18 PM
Ravi said the same thing before the Bond Commission report was out diden "t he ? Who would say "Yes I plunderd " no one.
Rasheed Tuesday, 09 January 2018 03:35 PM
Nothing will happen to you or any body from previous regime. MR handed over the govt peacefully after getting the promise from RW that none of them will be charged for wrong do.
LALITH Tuesday, 09 January 2018 03:41 PM
Cabral you remember how cash coin minting project of central bank tender awarded to UK company in 2009 ?Also you remember how you guys went and bid for common wealth game?????How did you come to central bank as governor?
RAJ Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:01 PM
The whole SRILANKANS know you are a puppet of RAJAPAKSES family. Furthermore a friend of mine told me that you used to call NAMAL sir. When you call a podiya chap with no qualification, we can judge about you.
Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:00 PM
And gladly travel in the Black Maria waving to the crowd as some sort of a hero.
Nethra Wednesday, 10 January 2018 10:32 AM
Who is the culprit of Pyramid system introduced to destroy of Sri Lanka economy ,where even USA is fully banned.How many people are lost the money,why not Mr.President appoint a commission punish the wrong doers.
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