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Seize Perpetual Treasury profit: JHU

14 October 2016 09:22 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) yesterday requested the Central Bank (CB) to seize the excessive profit of Rs. 5.1 billion earned by Perpetual Treasuries Limited as of March, 2016.

JHU National Organiser Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said the CB Bond Sale scam, through which the Perpetual Treasuries Limited allegedly earned the massive profit, was the biggest heist under the Yahapalanaya Administration.

“The incident is a black mark for Yahapalanaya. The entire country knows who the culprits of this infamous scam are. We are all waiting for action,” he told a news conference.

He said the latest COPE report on the incident was due soon and that the CB too had launched an internal investigation into the scam.

“The CB report, however, was leaked. The CB should make sure action is taken against those who are responsible for the scam without focusing on digging into those who leaked the report. After all Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, the new head of the CB is known for integrity and transparency,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  Comments - 8

  • Reader Friday, 14 October 2016 03:41 PM

    If not people may believe that those in govt is gatting a share!

    ziyard Friday, 14 October 2016 10:42 AM

    for the first time i agree with JHU,yes the profit should be seized !

    PeoplePower Friday, 14 October 2016 10:57 AM

    Please organise a protest march outside CB or PM's office and we'll all be there.People power needed for corruption issues.

    Pf Friday, 14 October 2016 11:00 AM

    If an action taken against Perpetualit should be within the present Law.The officials of CB too should be punished as per Law. via DM Android App

    Madiya Friday, 14 October 2016 11:10 AM

    The asserts of Perpetual Treasuries Limited should not only be seized but also all responsible have to be arrested and remanded until a proper investigation is carried out. Do we need an international court for this?

    mahanuwara nana Friday, 14 October 2016 11:40 AM

    Arjuna mahendran has bowled a doosra !

    K shantha Friday, 14 October 2016 12:02 PM

    Why JHU asking others to do it. They are in the government with ministry portfolios.

    Missaka Friday, 14 October 2016 12:12 PM

    Why the hell now?, They were trying to cover this up before!

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