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The joint opposition has urged Central Bank Governor Indrajith Coomaraswamy to publicly clarify Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s recent statement that Rs.13 billion in Rs.5,000 notes had been spirited out of the CB just two days prior to the 2015 presidential election.

In a letter to the Governor the joint opposition said according to the minister the colossal sum had been distributed among the people who were attending the propaganda rallies in support of the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government.

“If Rs.13 billion has been spirited out of the CB and has been in circulation for the past two years, it will be the biggest currency-crime in the history of Sri Lanka. But the minister has not informed the Cabinet, Parliament or the Currency Unit of the CID about his allegation,” the letter signed by JO Leader MP Dinesh Gunawardena and some others stated. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  • Don Wednesday, 04 January 2017 01:44 AM

    Its not a rumor. People should demand the money be returned. via DM Android App

    Yeti Wednesday, 04 January 2017 06:51 AM

    Thoththa babala!!!

    RanjitS Wednesday, 04 January 2017 07:01 AM

    Financial crimes MR has done are all rumours now.

    Bala Wednesday, 04 January 2017 08:21 AM

    Most rumours have an element of truth - no smoke without fire. May not be 13B but may be less.

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 04 January 2017 09:56 AM

    Whatever; Ravi Karunanayake, the Minister, needs a mouth wash

    Nirmalath Wednesday, 04 January 2017 11:01 AM

    JO should ask that from their governor who was there when this happened. JO tries to be very amateurish in their activities and show that they were innocent in all the underhand deeds they have done.

    Mason Wednesday, 04 January 2017 06:51 PM

    The 13 billion could not have been 'spirited' away as the Minister claims. And rightly so why has he not informed the Cabinet, etc about this crime and more over has waited all these while to come out with the story.This is somewhat like the coup MR was planning when the election result was out according to RW!


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