PM agrees to suspend re-appointment of Mahendran as CB governor

19 June 2016 06:32 pm - 23     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had agreed not to re-appoint Arjuna Mahendran as the Governor of the Central Bank until the investigation launched by the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) against him concluded.

The Convener of Puravasi Balaya, Saman Ratnapriya said the decision was made during the meeting held yesterday between the Prime Minister and the Puravasi Balaya movement at Temple Trees.

Mr. Ratnapriya said that following a two-hour long discussion, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had agreed with their proposal not to re-appoint Mahendran as CB Governor pending the conclusion of investigations. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 23

  • Asoka Monday, 20 June 2016 05:07 PM

    suresh...what proof you have that he hasnt rob the first place...don't you aware of what happened between him and his son in law...were you fast asleep...???

    Konde bandapu cheena Monday, 20 June 2016 05:33 PM

    Mr Bond alias Mahendran must thoroughly investigate regarding CB Bond issue punish then deport with states Persona non grata

    TJ Monday, 20 June 2016 05:39 PM

    What matters is not the legality but the morality. Therefore he should go

    Thisisagain Monday, 20 June 2016 07:48 AM

    This again shows the government's incapability of handling administrative matters. This was the day light robbery, and must not intervened by third party like Puravasi Balaya to make a decision on the matter. RW should have done this long time before.

    Jehan Monday, 20 June 2016 06:58 PM

    He seem to have broken the law- insider trading.And related party transaction.

    Jude Monday, 20 June 2016 09:18 AM

    Good Move!!! Find a competent person for CB Governor!!!? Remember, Governor of Bank of England is a Canadian and it happened first time in 320 years history a foreigner been appointed!!!???

    chux Monday, 20 June 2016 09:29 AM

    good lesson for Ranil as he always beleives any one who worked in overseas are very capable where as many quality professionals who never left our country done an excellent job have been ignored.

    Lasantha Wickramatungage Monday, 20 June 2016 09:52 AM

    It is possible that he will be re-appointed after the commission completes its investigation.

    rew Monday, 20 June 2016 10:25 AM

    MS should terminate him and continue with the COPE process also

    suresh Monday, 20 June 2016 11:25 AM

    he has not robbed any money, do you hvae any proof. Can you first ask your lokka MR to return t he billions he looted

    banda Monday, 20 June 2016 11:26 AM

    we can swap, lets take Raghuram Rajan and send Mahedran to India. Good for bilateral relations.

    Agatha Monday, 20 June 2016 11:34 AM

    And of course the commission will find him NOT GUILTY.

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 20 June 2016 12:20 PM

    Who will be appointed for his vacancy?

    Consy Poka Monday, 20 June 2016 12:27 PM

    How can this govt accuse other people as thieves when the govt itself has appointed a thief as a CB Governor.

    jaypee Monday, 20 June 2016 12:32 PM

    Good signs of YP

    Rajah Sunday, 19 June 2016 06:41 PM

    What's happening ? This morning news said Raghuraman Rajan, India's Reserve Bank Governor (and former Chief Economist, IMF) is not being reappointed and now Arjuna Mahendran, Sri Lanka's Governor of Central Bank.

    Ali Sunday, 19 June 2016 07:04 PM

    Hemasiri Fernando eyeing the post. So as usual it's a figment of imagination

    SHEHAN Sunday, 19 June 2016 07:18 PM

    He should not be appointed cos he is a controversial figure alias Bond Mahendra, hence for the integrity of SL and impartiality of the central bank of Sri Lanka a local or international economist should be appointed as the Central Bank Governor not an Investment banker or Accountant.

    Unchikun Sunday, 19 June 2016 07:31 PM

    This should not stop there. As we are in the "Yahapalanaya" domain, the bond scam need to be investigated and those who are responsible should be brought before the law and punished.

    Chux Sunday, 19 June 2016 07:32 PM

    Very good decision. If it was MR, things would have gone under the carpet

    Pin Kataya Sunday, 19 June 2016 08:14 PM

    First ask him to return the money he robbed.

    Ratnapala Sunday, 19 June 2016 08:21 PM

    Just do not appoint this controversial imported man, whether COPE finds him guilty or not is irrelevant. It is up to the President to make the final decision. There are thousands of Sri Lankans qualified for the job.

    Dumbo Monday, 20 June 2016 03:00 PM

    Arjun Mahendran has not broken any laws. However he has not acted according to the spirit of the law, which is expected. So unless the laws are changed this will happen again.

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