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Asserting that the COPE report was a victory for the Yahapalana Government, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today he would call for a meeting of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank next week and take steps for probing the Greek Bond.

The Prime Minister was addressing a function to mark the appointment of Minister Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka as the UNP organiser for Kelaniya

He said Parliament would also conduct a probe into the Greek Bond issue that happened several years ago.

“We will take follow up action on the recent Central Bank bond issue after consulting the Attorney General,” he said.

The Prime Minister said his critics dubbed the bond issue as the gravest fraud.

“They refer to the court cases against them as political victimisation. Those critics went before the Bribery Commission against me. If the Commission summons me, I will not hesitate to go there. I will go without any hesitation and give a statement. Otherwise, I won’t come before the Commission with a group of people to protest. I will not be protesting saying the nation and Buddhism are at stake,” he said.

The Prime Minister assured that investigations would be carried out regarding all the frauds and those responsible would be penalised.

“We always implement the Rule of Law,” he said.

 

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  • vithura Wednesday, 02 November 2016 06:12 PM

    Hear! hear!, teach a lesson or two to the clueless vile JO what adherence to rule of law actually mean.

    Mason Thursday, 03 November 2016 02:15 PM

    Would RW have wanted to probe the Greek Bond issue, had not his friend been named guilty of the CB Bond Scam. He just wants to say that before too there have been issues, and do not paint only my friend Arjuna Mahendran as a culprit !

    RD Thursday, 03 November 2016 09:28 AM

    Why did Ranil await for more one year to take that decision? Looks like if the COPE was in favour of AM, Ranil would never raise this Greek Bond issue

    Roman Thursday, 03 November 2016 09:40 AM

    now., who is behind the Greek bond issue???

    shanthapriya Thursday, 03 November 2016 10:29 AM

    very good if they find our thefts, disclose theirs also.very good example by a premier

    Premalal Wednesday, 02 November 2016 09:16 PM

    RW looking for a fig leaf to cover himself. I am afraid it won't work.

    TONY Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:44 AM

    GOOD THING IS TO PROBE ALL BOND ISSUES AND ALSO THE HEDGING DEAL

    RD Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:47 AM

    Correction: add "than" after "more"


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