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28 October 2016 02:51 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday the COPE report which held former CB governor Arjuna Mahendran responsible for the bond scam be forwarded to the Attorney General for him to act upon.

“Let’s send the report to AG so that he can take appropriate action," he said. “The COPE report had referred to a scam at the Central Bank which is under my preview but I don't mind. This is actually a victory for the yahapalana government which is committed towards strengthening Parliament."

The Prime Minister highlighted the fact that COPE had been a success. (Yohan Perera and Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 10

  • Mm Friday, 28 October 2016 03:08 PM

    Every time PM opens his mouth he sounds as if he is trying to cover up the bond scam!

    ANTON Friday, 28 October 2016 03:18 PM


    RuwanL Friday, 28 October 2016 03:23 PM

    It would be better if an independent team consisting members of international audit team review the report and carry out an independent investigation as this is a highway robbery!

    Ram Friday, 28 October 2016 03:46 PM

    What PM say is AG will charge Arjuna Mahendran. he left the country yesterday. He can be charged in absentia as is not in the country

    kukula Friday, 28 October 2016 03:56 PM

    Why not trade crime for crime and close the case.

    Cheers Saturday, 29 October 2016 07:53 AM

    Guilty putha no way out now the victory was thanks to the strong public and joint opposition asking for a probe which you and your UNP got clean bowled do not talk about Yahapalanaya

    Dgee Saturday, 29 October 2016 08:12 AM

    How sincere the PM is the question.He quoted three UNP lawyer report and a court decision whenever Bond issue came in Parliament and defended the Governor without resorting to a PSC. President however did not give the Governor an extension very correctly.

    Popa Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:21 AM

    Unlike MR the PM didn't interfere with COPE and stopped other UNPers from doing so as well

    Countryman Saturday, 29 October 2016 01:03 PM

    Without waiting for legal clearance where legal interpretations and technical issues may rise, Mahendran should be removed from any advisory positions in the government by PM as public has lost faith on him.

    dd Friday, 28 October 2016 08:25 PM

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