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The reappointment of Arjuna Mahendran as the Governor of Central Bank after his term ends on June 30 this year will not be an issue as the Supreme Courts has acquitted him of all charges, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday.

The Minister told a media briefing that his personal opinion was that Mr. Mahendran should be re-appointed to the post.

“The Supreme Courts has given Mr Mahendran a good character certificate by acquitting him of all charges and therefore why make a fuss over it,” he questioned.

“Those who are making allegations against him are lucky as no one will opt to file defamation cases as in Sri Lanka as such it takes a long time to be completed. But if such allegations are made in a country such as the US it would be a different story as a case is completed within a year and some media institutions also should keep this in mind+,” the Minister added.

He said those MPs who want Mr Mahendran out had not read the Supreme Court judgment.

Responding to a question raised by the journalists as to why a special select committee is not appointed to probe into the controversial bond issue regarding which allegations are made against the central bank chief the Minister said the committee on public enterprises (COPE) is currently carrying out an investigation on it. "There is no need for another select committee as COPE is probing the bond issue,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • patriot Tuesday, 14 June 2016 08:59 AM

    Mr. minister, your personal opinion do not rule the country.All are robbers, previous or now government and in fact even worst.

    joe Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:03 AM

    whose character is good today ?

    Sameen Jan Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:07 AM

    Lying through his teeth as usualThe Supreme Court's 'character certificate' did not cover the charges that are made against him explicitly. It is Kiriella who should read the judgment again

    suda Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:09 AM

    Wetath Niyarath goyam ka nam me naduwa kata kiyamdo

    Unchikun Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:17 AM

    Birds of a feather flock together.

    Vernon Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:02 AM

    Why are you, who has no relevance to the Central Bank or monetary matters, talking about the CB Governor, when those responsible have not spoken about it? Is this a case of "muttiya damaa baliima"?

    BV Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:18 AM

    HE HAS BEEN CLEARED BY THE HIGHEST COURT IN SRI LANKA.WHERE AS OTHERS TRY THEIR BEST TO AVOID EVEN APPEARING IN COURTS. via DM Android App

    Honest Citizen Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:22 AM

    Minister let him go every citizen dont want him he is creating controversy you will loose elections if he continues to stay do you want that to happen via DM Android App

    spirit Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:38 AM

    This gentleman destroyed the hopes of Kandy people's Kandy-Colombo expressway project. He is not less than to previous regime's Mr.Mervin.

    Ramsay Tuesday, 14 June 2016 01:40 PM

    Yes let him continue as governor and let him destroy our beautiful country

    Silva Tuesday, 14 June 2016 01:57 PM

    During for MR time supreme court cleared so many from so many, does this means all of them are clean ? ? ?

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 14 June 2016 02:18 PM

    This is the thing; MR regime too made the same blunder; did not listen to popular (majority) opinion; stood stubborn. The first opportunity people get to dissent (vote) these proxies will see stars.


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